Grimes is the stage name of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Claire Boucher. Boucher was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. While attending McGill University in Montreal, she began recording her own experimental music. She began releasing albums in 2010, and Art Angels is the fourth studio album from Grimes. The new record is more accessible, yet still arty in its approach to synth pop. Grimes enlisted like-minded guest vocalists for a couple of tracks on Art Angels: Janelle Monae and Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes.