Grimes releases a new video in wake of comparison to Marie Antoinette and revelation of PTSD from public life

Her new album is going to feature AI beings involved in a lesbian romance

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      "And so the BOOK 1 era begins," said art-pop star Grimes earlier this month over Twitter, beneath the photo above.

      That was followed by a tweet of her newly released space-age "Player of Games (Lyric Video)", which is also available on YouTube.

      Why a "Lyric Video"?

      Maybe it's because the words of the song show up like computer script on-screen, as you can see below.

      Earlier this year, she revealed that her new album be a space opera revolving around a lesbian romance between two AI beings.

      Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Elise Boucher, is no slouch at making videos, having won a Much Music Video Award in 2017 for "Venus Fly" featuring Janelle Monáe.

      The same year, the Vancouver-born Grimes took home a JUNO for Video of the Year for "Kill V. Maim"

      In addition to her new video for "Player of Games", she's also capturing attention for statements made on TikTok following her return to the platform last month.

      At one point, she talked about "winding up as some kind of Marie Antoinette-esque symbol for inequality in the pop stan community."

      The last queen of France lost her head, literally, in the French Revolution.

      The Marie Antoinette reference might have come in response to those who have difficulty digesting the fact that she had a long-term relationship with the richest man in the world, Elon Musk, prior to their breakup last September.

      Musk's real-time net worth, according to Forbes, is US$265.9 billion.

      As for the term "pop stan", that's a reference to "Stan Twitter", which is a tribe of users who love gossiping about celebrities. The term is derived from the song "Stan" by Eminem.

      “I’ve developed severe PTSD from public life," Grimes revealed, "which maybe everyone can kinda relate to right now.”