Godfather of punk Iggy Pop has released Sunday, the third single from his forthcoming album Post Pop Depression. The album is a collaborative effort with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal, and Sunday follows on from Gardenia and Break Into Your Heart.
Pop has been vocal about the weighty emotion attached to his forthcoming album, with the initial ideas for the album stemming back to the late 1970s, when Pop was working and living with David Bowie in Berlin. Homme, too, has stated that working on this album helped him through the trauma which followed the attack on the EODM concert at Le Bataclan in Paris last November.
The sprawling track spans more than six minutes, kicking off with a rolling beat from Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. Pop’s immediately identifiable, uniquely rich voice soon enters, paving the way with harmonies, bright guitars, and a wavering melody that indeed exudes a Bowie-influenced sound. As the track progresses, strings play a stronger and stronger role, eventually altering the atmosphere and sound entirely – I imagine it may flow into a string-laden track on the full album.
Iggy Pop has explained that Post Pop Depression is a kind of spiritual follow-up to Lust For Life, and that it may actually be his last album ever. Considering how incredible each of the three tracks released so far are, if this is true, he’s going out with one hell of a bang.
Post Pop Depression comes out on March 18. Check out the full track listing here:
Break Into Your Heart
In The Lobby