Iggy Pop Announces New Album, Shares Title Track “Free”
Free Due Out September 6 via Loma Vista
Iggy Pop has announced a new album, Free, and shared its first single, short title track “Free.” Free is due out September 6 via Loma Vista. Listen to “Free” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.
The album is the follow-up to 2016’s Post Pop Depression, which was produced by Josh Homme of Eagles of Death Metal and Queens of the Stone Age, who also co-wrote the album with Pop and played on it. In 2018 Pop also teamed up with the iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) for the collaborative four song EP, Teatime Dub Encounters. Free was made with help of Leron Thomas and Noveller. A press release calls the album a “uniquely somber and contemplative entry in the Iggy Pop canon.”
Pop had this to say about the album in the press release: “This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice…
“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.”
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