Miss Anthropocene's darker themes were also inspired by Grimes' reputation during the album's creation. Grimes elaborated in her interview with Crack Magazine that she had been made out to be a villain in the media due to large publications misrepresenting things she had said and the media's criticism of her relationship with Elon Musk, claiming that publications The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vice, and The Guardian had spread falsehoods about her, deriding that "we really do live in a post-truth society". Grimes stated that if she was going to be "stuck being a villain" then she wanted "to pursue villainy artistically", saying that it is "a really fun idea" to her, naming characters The Joker and Thanos as inspirations.
So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth (Algorithm Mix) 3:52
Delete Forever 3:57
New Gods 3:16
My Name Is Dark (Algorithm Mix) 4:02
You'll Miss Me When I'm Not Around 2:42
Before The Fever 3:37
IDORU (Algorithm Mix) 4:46