Given that Grimes is the cover star for this month's issue of The FADER, it only seems right that the interview for the cover feature itself should be a long, all-encompassing piece – and it is. Claire Boucher (Grimes' IRL name) discusses basically everything, from wanting to become an astrophysicist to living on the Mississippi in a houseboat with a friend for a small while, and from the early origins of the Grimes moniker via Garageband experimentations to sexism within the music industry:

"The thing that I hate about the music industry is all of a sudden it’s like, ‘Grimes is a female musician’ and ‘Grimes has a girly voice.’ It’s like, yeah, but I’m a producer and I spend all day looking at fucking graphs and EQs and doing really technical work,"

She continued to speak about the rampant, inherent sexism at work in the world of music:

"Going into studios, there’s all these engineers there, and they don’t let you touch the equipment. […] I was like, ‘Well, can I just edit my vocals?’ And they’d be like ‘No, just tell us what to do, and we’ll do it.’ And then a male producer would come in, and he’d be allowed to do it. It was so sexist. I was, like, aghast. It made me really disillusioned with the music industry. It made me realize what I was doing is important."

She also spoke about her new album, slated for arrival in October:

"I think all my other albums were, like, sad. And this time it’s more happy and angry. I live in my own house that I pay for. I bought all this equipment myself. I control my own life now. No one has any say over what I do or where I go or when I do it."

Read the whole interview here.