Iggy Pop is set to release new album 'Free' on September 6th.
The new album is the follow on from 2016's outstanding 'Post Pop Depression', a rightly celebrated record followed by an extensive period of touring.
Clash caught Iggy Pop at the Royal Albert Hall in London during that tour, a sensational evening opened by Fire Records artist Noveller.
The connection goes deeper than that - new record 'Free' reflects the exhaustion of post-tour life, and was constructed alongside Leron Thomas, and - yes - Noveller.
Billed as a contemplative return, it's another sudden about-turn from an unpredictable icon.
"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."
Title track 'Free' is online now - soak it up below.
'Free' will be released on September 6th.
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