Rock legend Iggy Pop introduces his latest (secret) album – co-created with QOTSA’s Joshua Homme – like this: “A lot of geezers my age don’t work out of their comfort zone anymore because once you become legendary you don’t want people challenging you.”
Here’re ‘Gardenia’ and ‘Break Into Your Heart’, two pleasingly substantial and timeless rock n roll numbers lifted from Iggy’s 17th album.
Speaking about his work in seclusion with Homme, culminated in ‘Post Pop Depression’ (out March 18 on Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International), Iggy reveals:
“I wanted to be free…To be free, I needed to forget. To forget, I needed music. Josh had that in him, so I set out to provoke an encounter-first with a carefully worded text, followed by a deluge of writings all about me. No composer wants to write about nothing. He got revved up and we had a great big rumble in the desert USA.”“This was to go where neither of us had gone before,” adds Homme. “That was the agreement. And to go all the way.”
The album was realized Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather-man Dean Fertitia and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
POST POP DEPRESSION EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
05/04/16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
05/05/16 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer
05/07/16 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
05/08/16 – Hamburg, Germany – Mehr! Theater
05/10/16 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Heineken Music Hall
05/13/16 – London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
05/15/16 – Paris, France – Le Grand Rex
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