Iggy Pop has revealed that his upcoming album, Post Pop Depression may possibly be his last.
The Stooges’ vocalist explained in an interview with Beats1 that, “to make a real album, you really have to put everything into it. The energy’s more limited now.” The 68-year-old singer elaborated, stating that, “I feel like I’m closing up after this. That’s what I feel. It’s my gut instinct.”
However this does not mark the end of the punk legends association with the music industry. Iggy Pop has expressed his desire to continue being part of the industry which made him a legend, suggesting that he would be more interested in bringing together artists that might otherwise not collaborate.
“The kind of artist I am, I’ve got something I can bring but it’s really about other people I can put together. I’m kind of a fan, too, I like to hang out, I like to be in bands, I like to hang around musicians.”
Though he also jokingly suggested that he might be available for parties, “if you call me and you want to work out a deal to come sing ‘Happy Birthday’ at your mother’s,” he quipped, “something like that I’ll refer you to someone.”
Iggy Pop’s latest and possibly final album, Post Pop Depression is a collaborative effort between himself and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme. The album also features input from Dean Fertita, also of QOTSA, as well as Arctic Monkeys’ Matt Helders.
The 17th studio LP is set to be released March 18th. With Iggy Pop premiering the first single, Gardenia, from the upcoming album on The Late Show where he was accompanied by Josh Homme, several weeks ago. We also covered the single, here.
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