If it’s 11:05 a.m. and your nerves are already fried, feel free to channel your stress into Kim Gordon’s new single “Murdered Out.” In a statement explaining the inspiration for her song, Gordon cited the growing trend of all black matte everything. She says in part:
“When I moved back to L.A. I noticed more and more cars painted with black matte spray, tinted windows, blackened logos, and black wheels. This was something I had occasionally seen in the past, part of lowrider car culture. A reclaiming of a corporate symbol of American success, the Car, from an outsider’s point of view. A statement-making rejection of the shiny brand-new look, the idea of a new start, the promise of power, and the freedom on the open road. Like an option on a voting ballot, “none of the above.”
“’Murdered Out,’ as a look, is now creeping into mainstream culture as a design trend. A coffee brand. A clothing line. A nail polish color.
“Black-on-black matte is the ultimate expression in digging out, getting rid of, purging the soul. Like a black hole, the supreme inward look, a culture collapsing in on itself, the outsider as an unwilling participant as the ‘It’ look.”
Consider it a black matte spray for your Monday morning anxiety.