Ever wonder whether it's nature or nurture that leads one down the path to full-blown gothdom?
Does a child pop out of the womb genetically wired to love The Hunger, and "Bela Lugosi's Dead, and endless nights of angst and depresssion"? Or is one's undying affection for Halloween, English graveyards, and everything ever recorded by the Sisters of Mercy shaped by having parents that take their cues from Gomez and Morticia Addams, except without the sense of humour.
Whatever the answer is, it looks like the future offspring of Grimes and unofficial Bond villain Elon Musk will have a better appreciation than most for pointy shoes, Victorian clothes, and MAC nail polish 10 shades darker than none more black.
Grimes—the Vancouver-born singer and artist known to the folks at Revenue Canada as Claire Elise Boucher—was busy on Instagram and Twitter the past 24 hours setting up her child for future world domination. The 31-year-old opened accounts for the baby she's carrying, choosing the name WarNymph. Both accounts were set to private, which presumably means only the approved likes of Apple Martin, Pilot Inspektor Lee, Bear Blaze Winslet, North West, and Moon Unit Zappa will be given access to future posts.
Grimes announced the arrival of WarNymph into the international consciousness on Twitter, posting a photo of a child with Spock-like ears, possessed-by-Lord-Satan eyes, slaughterhouse-red fingernails, and admittedly adorable tiny angel wings. In a touch that Ed Gein might appreciate, said child is firing an arrow from a bow that seems to be lovingly crafted out of a human spine.
Asked on Twitter if WarNymph is her baby with Musk, Grimes responded with "Technically this one is a de-aged digital clone but prob similar".
And in case that was too cryptic, she later suggested there's an easy way to process her WarNymph news: “If u follow the clues – the questions will have answers”.
Prefer to get your information straight from the baby's mouth? The Internet has you covered there, with quick-acting Grimes fans grabbing videos from the accounts before they were set to private. Watch below as WarNymph makes it completely clear that the world it will eventually enter is fucked seven ways to Sunday.
You want none more goth? How about still being in the womb but already issuing predictions like: “This is the end of the world. The world stands on a ledge. Death and the end is nigh.”
Presuming the four horsemen of the apocalypse don't show up first, Grimes will release her fifth album, Miss_Antropocence, in February.