Iggy Pop “Frees” Himself With Josh Homme Collaboration

IGGY POP HAS teamed up with Josh Homme for a new album – and you can listen to the first track from their collaboration below. The Queens Of The Stone Age frontman has put together a collaborative group for the album, Post Pop Depression, which includes his own bandmate and Dead Weather member Dean Fertitia plus Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.

The first song from the album, which will be released on March 18, is available to hear below now. Almost uncharacteristically laid back, Gardenia has a light, heady feel that casually sprawls out beneath Pop’s sage-like vocals.

“I wanted to be free," explains Pop of his decision to work with his new, all-star backing group. “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.”

For more information visit www.iggypop.com and MOJO will have more on the project soon, but for now listen to Gardenia below.