Ever since Sonic Youth called it quits, the solo album from Kim Gordon was pretty much all we were hoping for. We have gotten a lot including an amazing book and of course Body/Head, but now with a new debut solo album No Home Record out October, iconic multi-disciplinary artist Kim Gordon has just released a new song and video “Sketch Artist,” and it’s all you’d want it to be and more.
The track takes a lot of what Gordon has become known for an reinterprets it under new instrumentation. Gordon’s vocals hazily dance above a world crafted of noisey guitars and break beats, while piano and symphonic elements find their way in, it’s much like the ebb and flow of songs that she made twenty years ago with Sonic Youth. The biggest difference here is that Gordon is treading new territory while keeping her feet planted in a world she helped define.
The song can be streamed on all streaming sites, the video can be viewed above or on YouTube and No Home Record is available for pre-order on multiple formats from Matador Records ahead of its October 11 release. Kim Gordon is set to appear at Key West Theater in Key West, FL on February 28, 2020.
Image Credits: Photo by Natalia Mantini.