From: Montreal, Quebec
Pros: Major buzz, and music that's getting progressively better.
Cons: Her tendency to get weird could lead her off the path.
Grimes isn't actually "new" if you consider that she's on her third album, but she's only been putting out music for a couple of years. With her latest album Visions, she's established her position as one of the most praised artists in the indie world—and with good reason, too.
The former goth girl maintains her dark, off-kilter edge, which she balances with a soft, sweet voice and melodies that will stick in your head for days. You might not even realize how dark and weird some of what you're listening to really is, because you'll be too busy humming along.