We’ve been seeing teasers and snippits of Grimes and Janelle Monae’s collaboration video, “Venus Fly,” for days, and the suspense as we waited for it to arrive to the public has been killing us. Now, finally, it’s here, and the vid is as glorious, gooey, and bizarre as we could have ever dreamt.
This pairing of artists is the stuff of legend – both Grimes and Monae’s strange, alternative takes on style and presentation combine in “Venus Fly” to give us riot grrrl punk meets Greek goddess meets haute couture meets that scene in “Born This Way” where Gaga is covered in embryotic fluid. It’s really something special – and what’s more, the video was directed and edited by the incredibly multitalented Grimes herself.
“Venus Fly” is off of Grimes’ mose recent album Art Angels, which included such hits as Kill v. Maim and Flesh Without Blood. The video debuted on Tidal and is now available to anyone with internet on YouTube. Check it out below: