James Iha wanders through the desert and encounters strange characters and a powerful egg-shaped object in the somewhat baffling video for his new single, 'To Who Knows Where.'

Stereogum says the vid was filmed in Joshua Tree, Calif. with director Adam Neustadter and was inspired by the 1976 David Bowie sci-fi film 'The Man Who Fell to Earth.' The former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist deals with an angry woman in a blond wig, a curious cowboy with binoculars and briefcase-wielding businessmen with walkie talkies. The melancholy tune appears on 'Look to the Sky,' Iha's first solo effort in 14 years, which arrives in the U.S. on Sept. 18.

Watch the James Iha 'To Who Knows Where' Video