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Grimes Releases Dante's 'Inferno'-Inspired Video for 'Go'

August 28, 2014 (8:00 am) GMT
The Canadian singer has 'X-Men' writer David Hayter read the first lines from Dante's 'Inferno' in the video she directed with brother Mac Boucher.

has released a music video for "Go", her collaboration with Blood Diamonds. The clip opens with "X-Men" writer David Hayter reading the first lines from Dante's "Inferno" while three ladies are dancing in a dark, red room. Later in the video, she appears at a beach with a sword-wielding man and dances at a desert.

"It's our take on Dante's inferno," said Grimes, who directed the visuals with her brother, Mac Boucher. "In the inferno, people's actions in life echo eternally. Mike [a.k.a. Blood Diamonds] (Virgil) and I (Dante) wander through the circles of hell. It's not a traditional hell, it kind of reflects stuff that's going on today."

"We shot a bunch at the Salton Sea, which is basically an apocalyptic wasteland filled with dead fish because of human carelessness, a hallway of bullet holes a la 'Freak on a Leash'," she added.

"Go", Grimes' first song in two years, is the lead single off her forthcoming album. Arriving back in June, the EDM-infused track was initially written by the singer for . She made it hers after the Bajan singer rejected it.

Grimes' "Go" (feat. Blood Diamonds) music video


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