Track: Kim Gordon’s New Single, ‘I’m A Man’ Challenges Traditional Masculinity with Her Signature Sonic Bite

Kim Gordon

Musician and visual artist Kim Gordon has released ‘I’m a Man’, the latest preview track from her second solo album, ‘The Collective,’ out March 8th on Matador. Atop a dark, churning soundscape, Gordon ruminates on the lost role of “traditional masculinity” and the role of capitalism in its demise.

The song is a sonic onslaught, a whirlwind of raw energy and distorted soundscapes that demand the listener’s attention. Amidst the chaos, Gordon’s cool, detached vocals cut through the noise, exuding a powerful presence as she exclaims, “I’m a man!” The juxtaposition of her commanding voice against the tumultuous backdrop creates a compelling and provocative auditory experience, showcasing Gordon’s prowess as a trailblazer in the world of alternative music.

An evocative video for ‘I’m a Man’ is also out today, serving as a perfect visual accompaniment to the song’s expressive lyrics and pulsing sound. 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.

Last month, Gordon released the lead single from the forthcoming album, ‘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.

Recorded in Gordon’s native Los Angeles, ‘The Collective’ follows her 2019 full-length debut ‘No Home Record’ 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.

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Photo Credit: Danielle Neu

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  1. […] that Gordon has released off her upcoming album. Previous tracks ‘Bye Bye‘ and ‘I’m a Man‘ have garnered critical acclaim and anticipation for ‘The Collective’ is […]

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