Kim Gordon shares sophomore solo album ‘The Collective’

Kim Gordon defies classification yet again on The Collective, the Sonic Youth bassist’s second solo album.  

Kim Gordon has today (March 8) released her second solo album, an expressionistic rapture titled The Collective.

Throughout the 11-track project, the former Sonic Youth bassist darts from playful to incisive to disruptive, carried by the sheer force of her own artistic personality and her restlessness within any one particular sound. 

Kim Gordon album 'The Collective'

The Collective finds touchstones in hip-hop, trap and noise-pop, a fitting diversity given Kim’s expansive exploration of modern life’s many absurdities.

The album was produced by Justin Raisen — who has elsewhere worked with Charli XCX — and together the pair deliver a disruptive collection of songs that again sees Gordon defy classification. 

“On this record, I wanted to express the absolute craziness I feel around me right now,” Gordon explained in a press statement.

“This is a moment when nobody really knows what truth is, when facts don’t necessarily sway people, when everyone has their own side, creating a general sense of paranoia.” 

The Collective arrives alongside a new music video for focus track Psychedelic Orgasm. The clip was directed by Gordon and Vice Cooler, and follows the musician alongside quick cuts of desiccated pumpkins, giant inflatables and shopping mall escalators. Watch that below. 

The Collective marks Gordon’s sophomore solo album, and serves as the follow-up to her 2019 debut No Home Record. 

Listen to Kim Gordon’s new album The Collective below.