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Watch Iggy Pop And Josh Homme’s Video For “Sunday”

The first official visual from Iggy Pop and Josh Homme’s collaborative project, Post Pop Depression, has been released this week. The clip is for Sunday, the track that is generally agreed to be the centrepiece of the album. The video charts the creation of the record.

Directed by Andreas Neumann (Havana Jazz Club), the video “gives fans an inside look at Post Pop Depression from its creation at Rancho De Luna up until the band’s first public performance at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles”. Although this isn’t your average behind the scenes clip, as Neumann captures the drama of the LA desert and various moments stolen with Pop and Homme.

Moving between sharp focus and grainy Super 8 style footage, the latter lends a vintage feel that fits with the idea of hazy Los Angeles and the kind of 1970s Americana that feels synonymous with Iggy Pop. To start, there is less of the actual recording, and more of the atmosphere that accompanies a pack of creatives when left to work shit out in the desert.

Fitting Sunday pastimes appear, as Pop makes coffee, lazy nature drifts by, Homme takes a ride on a motorbike and chops wood, all as the low sun casts long shadows. Half documentary and half Easy Rider – it’s hands down a beautiful production.

Running for an epic six minutes, Sunday offers plenty of scope for visuals alongside the chugging bass and Bowie-inspired vocal lines. Neumann captures Iggy’s inimitable energy near perfectly; footage of his crazed dancing and naked chested antics at the mic are caught with the off angles of a voyeur, and the slight judder of vintage live footage.

In one well directed move, the story behind Post Pop Depression opens up a little further. The project has begun to take on the feel of something more than just a record. The spiritual follow up to Iggy Pop’s Lust For Life, this collaboration with Homme is very likely the godfather of punk’s final release. It has been described as his well earned victory lap, so fingers crossed that it’s a long track.

Read our review of Post Pop Depression

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