The Mixtape Delivery Service sees St Vincent taking all manner of requests from fans for her to create them a mixtape in relation to a specific topic. So far there has been curated playlists for an 11-year old girl who wanted pure 1980’s pop hits, and for a woman who was going to reveal she was gay to her family over the 4th July holiday.
After collaborating with Iggy in the Californian desert, the Queens front man requested a mixtape of purely Iggy Pop tracks. St Vincent was only too happy to oblige to this request and played the classic The Passenger, alongside some new tracks such as Gardenia and Break into your Heart which Homme featured on.
The pair, who also worked alongside Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, crafted the iconic front man’s 17th solo album at the Rancho de la Luna studio in Joshua Tree. The all-star line-up meeting up in secret early last year, after Iggy had reached out to Homme to collaborate.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Homme described Iggy as, “the last of the one-and–onlys.”
“I was looking to make high-quality, non-band solo work, where you really put both feet into it. I wanted to find the best and he’s [Homme] the best,” Iggy said of his collaborative partner.
Together they created a record that drew heavily from the blueprints of Iggy’s previous work, on albums such as The Idiot and Lust for Life, to make something new entirely.
Post Pop Depression is set for official release tomorrow (March 18th) and has seen Homme and Iggy embark on a run of promotional visits for the record, which also recently included an extended chat with the guys for the Nerdist podcast.
You can listen to the whole mixtape at Apple Music.
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