“Oblivion” (Live On In My Room) (Video)

    Like AraabMuzik and Zola Jesus before here, Claire Boucher — better known as Grimes — made her way to the set of MTV Hive and Yours Truly‘s In My Room. The Montreal native chose to treat the intimate crowd to an intimate performance of her new single, “Oblivion,” which stems from her forthcoming album Visions. You get to watch as she constructs the track piece by piece, from the rising backing vocals to the ’80s synths and drums. And she pulls it all off seamlessly, particularly the transitions from verse to chorus back to verse. In less capable hands, things wouldn’t go this smoothly or, more importantly, sound this good. Watch the performance below. Visions is due out Jan. 31.