Grimes Performs “Ave Maria” During Live Lounge Session

Grimes dropped by Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show yesterday to perform a 30 minute set which also saw her cover Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria.

The Canadian instrumentalist performed two tracks from her newly released Art Angels album before she dropped in the cover which she has regularly done over the years during her own gigs.

The intimate performance was backed by just her friend HANA in the studio as Flesh Without Blood was aired first before she ripped into REALiTi, and ended the short session with her cover of the classic Schubert song.

The pop star also had time to have a brief chat in between with Mac where she discussed everything from her voice, her upcoming plans and her song writing processes. She admitted beforehand that she was unwell but that her voice would hold out for the session.

“Sometimes in my show I go from screaming to singing a little bit of Schubert but I should be fine,” she joked.

She then explained the differences in how she recorded her latest album as opposed to 2012’s Visions.

“It took me about a year to finish this one… I didn’t eat or see daylight during Visions to help the creative process. But this time when I went into the studio I was going to do that again but then I realised I was really hungry, and tired.”

Recently, Grimes has been in the news when she spoke out against the music industry and detailed her own experiences in what she described as a “hostile environment” for women.

“I’ve been in numerous situations where male producers would literally be like, ‘We won’t finish the song unless you come back to my hotel room,'” she told Rolling Stone.

“If I was younger or in a more financially desperate situation, maybe I would have done that. I don’t think there are few female producers because women aren’t interested. It’s difficult for women to get in.”

You can also read our review of Grime’s live show here.

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