Queens Of The Stone Age singer and guitarist, Josh Homme and Iggy Pop have come together to collaborate on an album due to be released in March.
Talking about the album in an interview with the New York Times, Iggy Pop referred to the album by name Post Pop Depression.
The album has quite the all star lineup. As well as Homme and Iggy Pop, Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders played drums on the album, while Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita guests as keyboard player.
In the NYT interview, Pop explained that the album was recorded over two sessions at Homme’s home studio in Joshua Tree, California plus a further seven days at his LA studio, Pink Duck.
Iggy recalled the way that his partnership with Homme culminated in the recording of Post Pop Depression. “I wanted to be free,” he said. “To be free, I needed to forget. To forget, I needed music. Josh had that in him, so I set out to provoke an encounter-first with a carefully worded text, followed by a deluge of writings all about me. No composer wants to write about nothing. He got revved up and we had a great big rumble in the desert USA.”
Homme added, “This was to go where neither of us had gone before, that was the agreement. And to go all the way.”
You can catch Homme and Pop performing live shows to promote the album from March onwards, and they have even hinted that a SXSW showcase is a possibility.
Check out the track “Gardenia” from the forthcoming album below:
IGGY POP – POST POP DEPRESSION TRACK LIST
Break Into Your Heart
In The Lobby