With her inimitable vocals and uncompromising, ever-cool style; it’s no surprise that Kim Gordon‘s brand new single ‘Sketch Artist’ is an intriguing, heavy, eclectic gem. Taken from her first solo album No Home Record, which is set to for release on 11th October via Matador Records, the new track is accompanied by a sharp set of visuals directed by Berlin-based artist Loretta Fahrenholz.
Following on from Gordon’s 2016 single ‘Murdered Out’, ‘Sketch Artist’ is a multi-textured new offering that snarls, bites and sedates in equal measure. Speaking about her upcoming album, Gordon extrapolates: “Why a solo record? And why now? I don’t know, but it wouldn’t have happened without the persistence of Justin Raisen. Living in LA the last few years it feels like home, but the transience of the place makes it feel sometimes like no home.”
Gordon’s feelings about LA are explored in Fahrenholz’s visuals, which feature the artist as an “Unter” driver with a deadly stare, cruising through the city causing pedestrians to break out in to strange spasms of movement. The video also includes a cameo from actress and writer Abbi Jacobson. Whilst most will know Gordon for her work with Sonic Youth – alongside her numerous art exhibitions, and her brilliant 2015 memoir Girl In a Band – these new tracks prove she is capable or re-directing her vision whenever the mood strikes her.
Watch the video for ‘Sketch Artist’ below and follow Kim Gordon on Twitter for more updates.
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