Iggy Pop shares new song ‘Gardenia’ from Josh Homme-produced album

'Post Pop Depression' also features Matt Helders on drums

Iggy Pop has revealed the first song from his Josh Homme-produced album ‘Post Pop Depression’.

As reported yesterday, Pop’s new album was made in collaboration with Homme, and with Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys on drums. ‘Gardenia’ is the first song from the nine-song album, which will be released on March 18 through Caroline International in the UK.

The album was recorded in secrecy between Homme’s two studios: two weeks in Joshua Tree, and a further seven days at Pink Duck in Los Angeles. The tracklist for the album can be seen below.

Speaking to the New York Times, Pop said the album’s theme is informed by his advancing years and asks “What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor?”

He continued: “In American life, because it’s so hypercompetitive, what happens when you’re finally useless to everyone except hopefully not yourself? What happens then? And can you continue to be of use to yourself? I had a kind of character in mind. It was sort of a cross between myself and a military veteran.”

Post Pop Depression:

‘Break Into Your Heart’
‘American Valhalla’
‘In the Lobby’
‘German Days’
‘Chocolate Drops’

Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate Dean Fertita plays guitars and keyboards on the record while Matt Helders of Monkeys is on drums. They will also play live with the band, as will Troy Van Leeuwen from Queens of the Stone Age, on guitar, and Matt Sweeney, from Chavez. The band plan to tour around the album release in March.