Kim Gordon Announces Second Solo LP 'The Collective', Drops New Single 'BYE BYE'

17 January 2024 | 9:36 am | Mary Varvaris

The album follows her 2019 first solo full-length 'No Home Record'.

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Kim Gordon will release her second solo album, The Collective, on Friday, 8 March via Matador/Remote Control Records. The album follows her 2019 full-length No Home Record.

Accompanying today’s album announcement is the first single, BYE BYE, an unsettling number with throttling bass and beats, the Sonic Youth star reciting a list as the music video sees her daughter, Coco Gordon Moore, looking for escapism. You can check out the music video below.

In addition to Coco starring in the video, the clip was directed by photographer and filmmaker Clara Balzary, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea’s daughter. The children of the 90s are ready to rock the world.

The Collective was recorded in Gordon’s native Los Angeles. Like No Home Record, she’s informed by hip-hop and electronic music and twists those influences into something abrasive and heavy. On The Collective, she reunites with producer Justin Raisen (Lil Yachty, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charli XCX) and teams up with Anthony Paul Lopez for additional production.

A press release notes that the album is set to advance “joint world building”, with Raisen’s “damaged, blown out dub and trap constructions playing the foil to Gordon’s intuitive word collages and hooky mantras, which conjure communication, commercial sublimation and sensory overload.”

You can pre-order/pre-save The Collective here.

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Kim Gordon has toured Australia multiple times, with Sonic Youth and as a solo artist. From 28 February until 21 April, her exhibition Object Of Projection will be showcased at the ΩHM Festival of Other Music, held at Brisbane Powerhouse, in an Australian exclusive.

Object Of Projection is described as “a compelling survey” of Gordon’s works, including photographic and mixed media pieces.

You can find out more about the Object Of Projection exhibition via the Brisbane Powerhouse website.

The Music’s Lauren Baxter wrote about No Home Record in a 4/5-star album review: “The record is dissonant, fractured, without a home. Yet at the same time, it remains approachable as it sucks you into its depths. It’s an album of juxtaposition, of wanting that home but craving freedom. Both a political statement and personal offering, it burrows into your subconscious.”