After the sad death of David Bowie earlier this month brought one of his most celebrated collaborations back into focus, Iggy Pop has set up another partnership, this time with Queens Of The Stone Age leader Josh Homme.
Pop’s new album “Post Pop Depression” was made in collaboration with Homme on guitar and voices, Matt Helders from Arctic Monkeys on drums and QOTSA (keyboards, guitar) Dean Fertita on bass.
About this collaboration, the 68 year old rocker says: “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…This is a much deserved victory lap for a man who’s not sure if he won. But he did. He may have tunnelled underground for lots of that, but he still got to the destination.”
Last monday (January 21), the quartet plus Troy Van Leeuwen and Chavez’ Matt Sweeney, made their first live appearance together on US TV on “Colbert”, where they debut the first song “Gardenia”. Today, Iggy also unveils second “Post Pop Depression” track “Break Into Your Heart”, and you can listen to them both below, plus an interview with Colbert and Homme.
“Post Pop Depression” will be released on 18 March and the tracks are influenced by Iggy’s solo album “Lust for Life”, which was produced by David Bowie in his classic Berlin Trilogy 1977.
The tracklist is as follows:
1) Break into Your Heart
3) American Valhalla
4) In The Lobby
7) German Days
8) Chocolate Drops