The Art Angels
album highlights Grimes' interest in the environment. While the subject matter of "Butterfly
" concerns deforestation, the singer explained to NME
, this song is about "inheriting a fallen world."
"I wanted to be angry about that," she added. "I feel like nobody's angry at our parents' generation. Everyone's so f--king apathetic about everything. Our apathy will lead to the world becoming unliveable in our lifetime. It's on us. It's on my generation right now."