Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Share New ‘Post Pop Depression’ Song “Sunday” [LISTEN]
In less than a month, Iggy Pop is dropping Post Pop Depression, his surprise collaborative album co-produced with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal. Today, the seasoned proto-punk rocker has shared a new song from the forthcoming album titled "Sunday."
The six-minute long stratospheric track dances the line between punk and funk as it grooves around the swirling bass line seasoned with funky guitar stabs as Pop softly croons politically themed lyrics as if performing a spoken word poem. Female vocalists occasionally chime in before one final guitar solo fades into an orchestral coda for the song's final minute. Listen below.
"Sunday" marks the third single off Post Pop Depression, following "Gardenia" and "Break Into Your Heart." The album, which was recorded in secret last year, also features Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helder and Homme's Queens of the Stone Age bandmate Dean Fertita, who also plays with The Dead Weather.
The full album is due out March 18 on Loma Vista. The punk pioneer recently told Beats 1's Matt Wilkinson that the forthcoming album -- which will mark his 17th full-length release since his departure from The Stooges in the mid-1970s -- very well could be his final record, Pitchfork reports.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Homme explained that the LP picks up where Lust for Life, Pop's 1977 collaborative album with David Bowie, left off. In the same interview, the former Stooges frontman explained the album's theme: "What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor?"
The pair of rockers are set to hit the road together for a six-week-long world tour in support of the new album later this spring. In addition to Fertita and Helders, the touring lineup also includes Queens of The Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen and Chavez's Matt Sweeney.
About the tour, the QOTSA frontman explained that the band looked at venues rather than cities while plotting the dates, focusing on "small, beautiful theaters where their presence might still seem disruptive," NME reports.