Kim Gordon has released a video for ‘Earthquake’, taken from her hugely acclaimed debut album No Home Record. ‘Earthquake’ marks the final instalment of Gordon’s collaboration with visual artist Loretta Fahrenholz throughout the album, which has included the video for ‘Sketch Artist’, as well as clips for ‘Hungry Baby’, ‘Murdered Out’, ‘Paprika’ Pony and ‘Don’t Play It’. Watch a playlist containing the videos HERE.
Speaking with Nowness on their collaboration and the video for ‘Earthquake’, Gordon said: “(LA) is a really voyeuristic city and you’re usually looking at things from a distance. When I was in New York I missed the space. And in LA there’s also that sense of impending doom, whether it’s fire season or actual earthquakes. People adapt and everything becomes normalized. That’s what’s cool about the video. It shows people going about their business. People think of LA as quite a utopian place but really it’s sort of like a mirage.”
Fahrenholz adds: “I filmed most of this footage while shooting (the video for) ‘Sketch Artist’. I used a phone, and not a camera, because it’s a device that’s meditating on the city all the time. I wanted to keep it simple, so it made sense to just sit in a car, pressing the phone against the window while driving around, almost like a dash cam.”
Gordon recently announced her debut UK live solo performance, taking place at All Points East festival on May 29th, with more live news to follow.
No Home Record has asserted itself as one of the year’s most critically lauded albums, appearing on end of year lists by The Guardian, Esquire, Uncut, The Wire, The Quietus, Loud & Quiet and others, while single ‘AirBnB’ spent several weeks on the BBC 6 Music A-list.
No Home Record was produced largely by Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Ariel Pink, Sky Ferreira) at Sphere Ranch in Los Angeles, along with contributions from Shawn Everett (Jim James, The Voidz, The War on Drugs) and composer/filmmaker Jake Meginsky (Full Mantis, L’appel Du Vide). Gordon’s solo debut album’s title is a nod to the French-Belgian director Chantal Akerman’s film No Home Movie.