Iggy Pop has announced details of a new album.
‘Free’ will come out on September 6 via Loma Vista/Caroline International, and is his first since 2016’s ‘Post Pop Depression’.
“This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice…” Iggy says of the record.
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) July 18, 2019
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“By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free.
“I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”
Iggy Pop played Mad Cool in Madrid last weekend, a set that – as we said in the NME review – sees him remain “the most thrilling performer”.
“After an hour of hopping around in the searing heat, the 72-year-old struts off stage, battered and bruised like a fighter who’s just won the big prize. Rock’n’roll’s great survivor marches on….”
The tracklisting for ‘Free’ is:
2. Loves Missing
4. James Bond
5. Dirty Sanchez
6. Glow In The Dark
8. We Are The People
9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
10. The Dawn