While the genre-ambiguous style of Grimes’ music may be an acquired taste, the overarching brand curated by Canadian musician Claire Boucher is hopefully intriguing enough for you to want to find out. The music video for her 2012 single 'Genesis', directed by Grimes herself, is certainly interesting, to say the least!

A diverse set of locations provide a seemingly random range of backdrops, from a secluded woodland scene to a sprawling desert, with a bunch of Instagram filters to maintains a surreal flavour throughout.

It’s the foreground subjects however, that elevate things to a whole other level of odd. Grimes is seen swinging a sword one minute and sharing a limousine with a python the next, as we randomly jump between each of the bizarre scenes.

Arguably the star of the show, in visual terms at least, is Brooke Candy, she’s the girl with the pink dreads, who literally shines out from the rest of the cast, thanks to an eye-catching, metal outfit; easily the most memorable thing about both the song and music video together!

Before you rush off to appreciate Grimes’ Genesis music video as the piece of modern art it truly is, why not learn how to make the track’s bass sound with DRC in under 6 minutes?

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