In his new interview with Beats1 presenter and NME writer Matt Wilkinson for Apple Music, he said, “I feel like I’m closing up after this. That’s what I feel. It’s my gut instinct.”
When he asked if he would stop making music altogether, Iggy said, “No. If you call me and you want to work out a deal to come and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ at your mother’s, something like that I’ll refer you to someone. But to really make a real album you really have to put everything into it and the energy’s more limited now.”
He added, “The kind of artist I am, I’ve got something I can bring but it’s really about other people I can put together. I’m kind of a fan, too, I like to hang out, I like to be in bands, I like to hang around musicians.”
See a clip of the interview below, via Noisey:
The 68-year-old recently announced that he will headline London’s Royal Albert Hall with his new bandmates in May.
Pop’s new album ‘Post Pop Depression’ is scheduled for release on March 18 and was recorded in secret last year. The band will be playing select live dates around the globe, with Homme on record as saying they will only perform in “small, beautiful theaters where their presence might still seem disruptive.”
The first UK venue to host the band will be the Royal Albert Hall in London with the band set to play on May 18.
The first track from the album, ‘Gardenia’, was launched in late January, while the new set up also made their live debut on Colbert. Pop has also revealed another new song, ‘Break Into Your Heart’.