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Violence2020
Violence by Grimes featuring i_o
Released September 5, 2019
Length 3:41
Writer(s) Grime, i_o
Producer(s) Grime, i_o
Video
Grimes & i o - Violence (Official Video)

Grimes & i o - Violence (Official Video)

"Violence" is a song by Grimes and American DJ i_o, it was released on September 5, 2019, as the lead single from her fifth studio album Miss Anthropocene.


Background

On September 3, 2019, she posted on Instagram a painting of an angelic figure whose hands touch a sword pierced into a planet resembling earth. This post was accompanied by the caption "A new way to die! 2 days." This caption led publications to believe it would be the name of the song. But a day later she clarified the actual song title a day later. The track features American DJ i_o as the producer of the song. She revealed that the song was originally intended for the unnamed sixth album, but Grimes decided to move it to Miss Anthropocene because the track "feels good". She also revealed in a 2020 interview for Pitchfork that this song was included in order to replace "Darq Souls", which according to her was «theoretically the best song on the record but it became an engineering nightmare so I was not able to finish it.»[1]


Video

The music video was directed by Grimes, produced by Mac Boucher and edited by them. The choreography was done by "Natsuki Miya!". Hana, Grimes long time collaborator, appears as the "nude corpse" in the video. The "Title Card Image" was done by the Popovy sisters, who also worked on the artwork of Miss Anthropocene, animated by Chiara Feriani and Mac Boucher did the graphic.

Lyrics

[Intro]
I'm, like, begging for it, baby
Makes you wanna party, wanna wake up
Baby, it's violence, violence
Baby, it's violence
But you can't see what I see
You can't see what I see
'Cause you, ha, ha, you feed off hurting me
Off hurting me, yeah, ha

[Chorus]
I'm, like, begging for it, baby
Makes you wanna party, wanna wake up
Baby, it's violence, violence
Baby, it's violence
But you can't see what I see
You can't see what I see
'Cause you, ha, ha, you feed off hurting me
Off hurting me, yeah, ha-ha

[Refrain]
You wanna make me bad, make me bad
And I like it like that, and I like it like that
You wanna make me bad? Pay me back
Said, "I like it like that," said, "I like it like that"

[Chorus]
I'm, like, begging for it, baby
Makes you wanna party, wanna wake up
Baby, it's violence, violence
Baby, it's violence
But you can't see what I see
You can't see what I see
'Cause you, ha, ha, you feed off hurting me
Off hurting me, yeah

[Refrain]
You wanna make me bad, make me bad
And I like it like that, and I like it like that
You wanna make me bad? Pay me back
Said, "I like it like that," said, "I like it like that"
You wanna make me bad, make me bad
And I like it like that, and I like it like that
You wanna make me bad? Pay me back
Said, "I like it like that," said, "I like it like that"
You wanna make me, make me
Make-make me, make me, make-make me, make me
And I like it like that, and I like it like that
You wanna pay me, pay me
Pay me back-back, pay me back
Said, "I like it like that," said, "I like it like that"

[Outro]
And I like it like that, and I like it like that
And I like it like that

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References

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