Seemingly out of nowhere, Grimes and i_o have just released a spectacular new collaboration called “Violence.”


The single combines i_o’s deep and rhythmic style of house with Grimes’ ethereal vocals. The result is a mystical pop song that could find itself equally at home on the main stage of a festival or in the dark recesses of a techno dungeon.

“Violence” is accompanied by a spectacularly fantastical music video with plenty of dancers and a rare smiling Grimes. Watch and listen below.

Grimes & i_o – Violence [Lyrics]

[Intro + Chorus]
I am like, begging for you baby
Makes you wanna party
Wanna break up
Baby it’s violence, violence
Baby it’s violence

But can’t see what I see
You can’t see what I see
Cause you, ha, ha
You feed off hurting me, hurting me
Oh, ha

[Chorus]
I am like, begging for you baby
Makes you wanna party, wanna wake up
Baby it’s violence, violence
Baby it’s violence

You can’t see what I see
You can’t see what I see
Cause you, ha, ha
You feed on hurting me, off hurting me
Oh, ha

[Verse]
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 am like, begging for you baby
Makes you wanna party, wanna wake up
Baby it’s violence, violence
Baby it’s violence

But 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
Oh, me, oh, me, oh

[Verse]
You wanna make me bad, make me bad
And I like it like that, and I like it like that
You wanna paint 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 paint me bad, pay me back
Said I like it like that, said I like it like that

You wanna
Make me
Make me
Make me
Make me
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
Pay me back
Said I like it like that, said I like it like that

Me, oh, me oh, me, oh, me….
And I like it like that and I like it like that
Me, oh, me, oh me, oh, me….
And I like it like that