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This week Grimes dropped “Pretty Dark,” a new demo that will appear in an “AR musical” she’s devising — not her forthcoming album, which is due sometime this year. But the song and its accompanying video certify that she is as otherworldly as ever. With “Pretty Dark,” Grimes has again struck a masterful balance of ethereal and edgy; flowers dance about her as she draws a finger across her throat.

Grimes has not released a project since 2015’s acclaimed Art Angelsbut announced last year that she had two albums in the works. She released “We Appreciate Power,” the lead single from one of those projects, last November.

Watch the video for “Pretty Dark” below.