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: