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"Medieval Warfare" – Grimes [Audio Single]

Amulya Tadimety

by Amulya Tadimety

Published August 5, 2016

 

 

On Wednesday, Canadian indie pop artist Grimes premiered "Medieval Warfare," her contribution to the soundtrack for the film Suicide Squad. Check it out above on Spotify.

Grimes pairs ethereal verses with a cloying, catchy chorus, featuring daring, superhero-themed lyrics like "Are you big? Are you ugly? / Can you kill a man with your hands?" The electronic track stars a trip hop-influenced beat and synth harmonies.

In an interview with Zane Lowe, Grimes addressed the challenges of an indie star writing music for a blockbuster, saying:

The pressure was pretty extreme... I kept getting caught up in, "Do you want it more weird or more normal?" So I made the end more weird and the beginning more normal.

Suicide Squad: The Album is available today on Amazon, and "Medieval Warfare" is also available as a single on Amazon.

For Grimes's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out her Zumic artist page.

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