Grimes hints at changing her “main day job” from music after releasing her next album in 2022
“Music industry feels old and tired, reliant on archaic systems,” said the maverick artist-producer-songwriter
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Canadian singer-producer and visual artist Grimes has dropped hints at what the future may have in store for her after she releases her sixth studio album, Book 1 in 2022.
In a Twitter post sent on December 28, Grimes wrote “Celebrity culture is suffocating a f. I’m not quitting music but def changing my main day job after BOOK 1. Music industry feels old and tired, reliant on archaic systems.”
Celebrity culture is suffocating a f. I’m not quitting music, but def changing my main day job after BOOK 1. Music industry feels old and tired, reliant on archaic systems
— 𝔊𝔯𝔦𝔪𝔢𝔰 (⌛️,⏳) ᚷᚱᛁᛗᛖᛋ (@Grimezsz) December 28, 2021
Twitch streamers Hasan Piker and Imane Anys (better known as HasanAbi and Pokimane, respectively) chimed in on the Twitter discussion, suggesting that the 33-year-old musician join the popular livestreaming platform, with Anys offering to help Grimes out should she be interested.
Grimes replied, “I wasn’t gna [sic] become a twitch streamer cuz I think public speaking is my weakness but I would def learn from u m’lady.”
Further, Grimes dropped a vague hint at what topics she’d pursue if she became a podcaster, in a reply to British TV presenter Liv Boeree. The singer said, “Maybe we need to introduce the concept of homo techno.”
Grimes was recently out of the public eye from September to November 2021, when she emerged to announce her latest single Player of Games. She discussed her break from public visibility in a TikTok video, where she revealed she had developed “severe PTSD from public life.”