Grimes Proclaims “God Is Dead” On Metal-Hyperpop Single With Russian Radicals IC3PEAK

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She features on the experimental duo’s new album ‘Kiss of Death’

Posted on April 22, 2022

It goes without saying that there is nothing more Grimes can do to surprise us, so why not? The post-human hacker is featured on a new metal-hyperpop song from the latest album by Russian experimental electronic duo IC3PEAK kiss of deathpublished today.

The song is called “Last Day / Новый День”, and there’s definitely a lot to unpack here. Switching between English and Russian, IC3PEAK sings, sings and shouts about the inevitability of death. Miss Claire Boucher appears on deck to offer a heavily self-tuned non-sequence: “God is dead / I killed him / Death is a choice / And you’ll never catch me doing it.”

Given the geopolitical timing, we’d be remiss to mention that this song doesn’t seem like Grimes’ way of making a pro-Putin statement. Almost nothing is beyond the realm of possibility for her, but that doesn’t appear to be support for the Russian occupation of Ukraine – perhaps quite the opposite, given the Moscow duo’s notorious stance on the government of their country.

Formed in 2013, the partnership of Anastasia Kreslina and Nickolay Kostilev has always criticized the Russian government in their music. Consecutive attempts to censor their art led to IC3PEAK being detained by police ahead of a concert in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk in December 2018 – shortly after the start of a new government crackdown on young musicians in Russian in response to protests after rapper Husky was barred from performing. in Krasnodar [as per NPR].

If you need Grimes to confirm God’s death for you, listen to “Last Day / Новый День” below.


The Canadian avant-popster was recently announced as tour support for Swedish House Mafia and is reportedly dating Chelsea Manning following her split from ex-billionaire beau Elon Musk, with whom she has two children.

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