Grimes is the witch house electronic pop project of Canadian Claire Boucher. Boucher was born in Vancouver and is an expressive artist and poised performer in every sense. Her music is a living, breathing perpetually evolving mirror of the very cultural life that she is at the forefront of defining. The Montreal, Quebec resident has quietly released three albums over the course of two years with a fourth offering titled Visions coming out January 31st of next year on Arbutus Records. I don’t think offering up comparisons to other artists to be fair to what Grimes is, as music like this has been done many times over but somehow Boucher has created a new direction and blazed her own trails. The music is cold and dark, uplifting and warm with everything in between. Airy synth pop that is grounded but doesn’t take itself too seriously. It is easy to realize the artistic value Grimes has whether it be the passion or raw talent that this young woman possesses.