Those at Grimes’ Saturday night show in Seoul a couple of weeks ago were lucky enough to be the first people to hear a few tracks from her new album Art Angels live. Grimes performed Flesh Without Blood and Butterfly, as well as a cover of Ave Maria.
Fan shot footage has allowed us to see snippets of her performances. Flesh Without Blood was performed with bright pink lights and a couple of dancers grooving along to the beat. Meanwhile, Grimes had her guitar which she used to rock out with during the song.
It wasn’t all done without a little slip up. During Butterfly, she remarks that she “can never remember the words to this song” as she forgets some of the lyrics. But, just like a true performer, she gets on with it and finds herself back on track. The crowd didn’t seem to mind, encouraging her to continue. She dances around the stage, having what looks like the time of her life.
Her Ave Maria would make Franz Schubert proud. Her angelic soprano rang through the quiet room with a beautiful tone that could make birds cry. Grimes has said via Tumblr that this “might be one of [her] all time favourite songs.” Her gorgeous cover can be heard at 9:38 in the video montage below.
Grimes is due to perform a couple of sideshows in Australia this month in addition to her set at Laneway Festival. Let’s hope she performs some of her new tracks for us:
Wednesday 3 February – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Wednesday 10 February – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Watch her video for Kill V. Maim here.
Image: Music Feeds