Video: James Iha “To Who Knows Where” Preview

James Iha’s sophomore LP, Look to the Sky, arrives this month in Japan with the rest of the world seeing release later in the year, but now we finally have a studio taste of what the former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist has in store for the follow-up to 1998’s Let It Come Down. Turns out Iha still has the old SP muse in his tunes with a bit of influence from the Cure worn on his sleeve, if this official video teaser for “To Who Knows Where” is any indication. Inspired by the 1976 David Bowie-starring science fiction film The Man Who Fell to Earth, director Adam Neustadter filmed Iha in the desert of Joshua Tree, California for the clip — complete with a scene in a tunnel referencing Blade Runner.

As a fan of his debut, anticipation was already running high, but now I can’t wait to hear this set (and song) in full. Check out half of “To Who Knows Where” below: