Grimes' New 'Go' Video is So 'Game Of Thrones'

Grimes goes to many strange lands in the video for 'Go,' the song she originally wrote for Rihanna.
By Elliott Sharp

Or maybe it's so 'Lord of the Rings.'

We're not sure. All we know is that Grimes' new video for 'Go,' the song she wrote for Rihanna that was supposedly turned down by Rihanna, is very strange and a pretty fun thing to watch, which you can do up top.

It begins with three shadowy figures, some spooky dancing and a voiceover about the journey of life and being lost in a forest. Then the intro of the song starts, and it's worth noting that the intro sounds a lot like Led Zeppelin's 'Battle of Evermore,' which is a song inspired by 'Lord of the Rings.'

Then Grimes gets a piggy-back ride from a large, black-masked and black-cloaked "thing" wearing gold chains who later swings around a sword and reveals himself as Blood Diamonds, the song's co-producer. After Grimes dances in the desert with some huge, flowing pieces of fabric, Blood Diamonds carries Grimes in his arms while she sings.

That's strange -- but even stranger is that Grimes appears to be wearing a pair of Adidas sandals. Apparently, they are the ideal footwear for traversing post-apocalyptic desert and ocean lands with the sword-toting Blood Diamonds. Good to know.

When she's not crawling around in the sand and throwing it up in the air in a very artful way, Grimes is dancing in some sort of spaceship-like club tunnel, namely during the parts of the song that transition into heavy EDM blasts. Like we said, it is a very strange and pretty fun thing to watch.

In other Grimes news, she recently appeared, along with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Kesha and A$AP Ferg, in Haim's 'My Song 5' video, which was not anywhere near as strange as the 'Go' video.

Also, the music blog Pitchfork recently named Grimes' 'Oblivion' the best track of the decade (so far). It was one of the highlights from 'Visions,' the album Grimes released in 2012. Two years later, and we're all ready for her next album, and 'Go' is just the beginning.

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