Take one listen to "REALiTi," and you'll be wondering why Grimes left the track off her album.
The electronic musician extraordinaire announced on Monday morning (Mar. 9) that the song didn't make the cut for her upcoming follow-up to 2013's Visions. But instead of scrapping it, she put together footage from her concerts, mixed with shots of her dancing, and released it as a video. Thanks, Claire!
Here's what she said in the video description:
Since this is no longer gonna be on the album, I’m releasing it as a special thank you to everyone in Singapore, KL, Manila, Jakarta, HK, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo who came out to the shows! It was an honor to play with a bunch of amazing bands and travel to places I would never otherwise be able to go[.]
This song was never finished. its a demo from ~ the lost album ~, recorded early 2013. i lost the ableton file, so its not mixed or mastered. i tried to doctor the mp3 into a listenable state, but it was poorly recorded in the first place and never meant to be heard by anyone, so its a bit of a mess haha.
Have fun dancing your butt off.