Kim Gordon Debuts “I’m a Man”

Kim Gordon Debuts video for "I'm a Man."The track is off the multi-artist's forthcoming album The Collective, out March 8th via Matador
Kim Gordon photo by Danielle Neu

Kim Gordon has shared new single “I’m a Man,” the track is off her forthcoming album, The Collective, which drops on March 8th, via Matador Records. The video for “I’m a Man” is also out today. It stars Coco Gordon Moore and Conor Fay and was directed by filmmaker Alex Ross Perry, best known for writing and directing the films Listen Up Philip and Her Smell.

“I’m a Man” follows “BYE BYE,” along with a video also starring Coco Gordon Moore. It was directed by photographer and filmmaker Clara Balzary, with cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt.

The Collective was recorded in Los Angeles, and continues her collaboration with producer Justin Raisen (Lil Yachty, John Cale, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charli xcx, Yves Tumor), with additional production from Anthony Paul Lopez.

Gordon will play six live shows around The Collective’s arrival, beginning March 21 in Burlington, Vt, other stops include Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Queens, NY and more.

Kim Gordon
The Collective
track list
Matador Records

2. The Candy House
3. I Don’t Miss My Mind
4. I’m a Man
5. Trophies
6. It’s Dark Inside
7. Psychedelic Orgasm
8. Tree House
9. Shelf Warmer
10. The Believers
11. Dream Dollar

The Collective:

There was a space in Kim Gordon’s No Home Record. It might not have been a
home and it might not have been a record, but I seem to recall there was a space.
Boulevards, bedrooms, instruments were played, recorded, the voice and its
utterances, straining a way through the rhythms and the chords, threaded in some
shared place, we met there, the guitar came too, there fell a peal of cymbals, driving
on the music. We listened, we turned our back to the walls, slithered through the city
at night. Kim Gordon’s words in our ears, her eyes, she saw, she knew, she
remembered, she liked. We were moving somewhere. No home record. Moving.

Now I’m listening to The Collective. And I’m thinking, what has been done to this
space, how has she treated it, it’s not here the same way, not quite. I mean, not at
all. On this evidence, it splintered, glittered, crashed and burned. It’s dark here. Can I
love you with my eyes open? “It’s Dark Inside.” Haunted by synthesized voices
bodiless. Planes of projections. Mirrors get your gun and the echo of a well-known
tune, comes in liminal, yet never not hanging around, part of the atmosphere, fading
in and out, like she says – Grinding at the edges. Grinding at us all, grinding us away.
Hurting, scraping. Sediments, layers, of recorded emissions, mined, twisted,
refracted. That makes the music. This shimmering, airless geology, agitated,
quarried, cries made in data, bounced down underground tunnels, reaching our ears.
We recalled it – but not as a memory, more like how you recall a product, when it’s

She sings “Shelf Warmer” so it sounds like shelf life, it sounds radioactive, inside our
relationships, juddering, the beats chattering, edgy, the pain of love in the gift shop,
assembled in hollow booms, in scratching claps. Non-reciprocal gift giving, there is a
return policy. But – novel idea – A hand and a kiss. How about that. Disruption.
I would say that Kim Gordon is thinking about how thinking is, now. Conceptual
artists do that, did that. “I Don’t Miss My Mind.” The record opens with a list, but the list
is under the title “BYE BYE.” The list says milk thistle, dog sitter…. And much more.
She’s leaving. Why is the list anxious? How divisive is mascara? It’s on the list. I am
packing, listening to the list. Is it mine, or hers.

She began seeking images from behind her closed eyes. Putting them to music. But
I need to keep my eyes open as I walk the streets, with noise cancelled by the
airbuds rammed in my ears. quiet, aware, quiet, aware, they chant at me. What
could be going through Kim’s head as she goes through mine?

– Written by English artist Josephine Pryde

Kim Gordon 2024 Tour Dates

March 21: Burlington, Vt. (Higher Ground)
March 22: Washington, D.C. (Black Cat)
March 23: Queens, N.Y. (Knockdown Center)
March 27: Los Angeles, CA (The Regent Theater)
March 29: Ventura, CA (Music Hall)
March 30: San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)

Pre-order The Collective by Kim Gordon HERE


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