Grimes has released “I Wanna Be Software,” the single she previewed on TikTok last week with hashtags including, “#dogs,” “#sloth,” and “#existentialism.” She co-produced the single, which describes a desire to be uploaded to the cloud, with longtime Weeknd collaborator Illangelo. Check it out below.
A landing page bills the song as “A new chapter from Book I,” purportedly a forthcoming full-length project. Last month, Grimes released “Welcome to the Opera,” a collaboration with Anyma, aka Matteo Milleri of Italian duo Tale of Us. That was her first single since leaving Columbia Records this year, the label that released her post–Miss Anthropocene singles “Player of Games” and “Shinigami Eyes.” In the meantime, she has been inviting artists to collaborate with her AI voice through her Elf.Tech software, which has resulted in pseudo-collaborations like Kito’s “Cold Touch.”