Iggy Pop has announced that he’ll release a new studio album later this year.
The follow-up to 2016’s Post Pop Depression is titled Free and it’ll launch on September 6 through Loma Vista/Caroline International.
Pop teamed up with Leron Thomas and Sarah Lipstate, aka Noveller, on Free, which is said to have “virtually nothing in common” with its predecessor “or with any other Iggy Pop album.”
Pop explains: “This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice.
“By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away.
“I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”
To mark the announcement, Pop has released a small sample of music from the record which can be listened to below.
A full tracklist will be revealed in due course.
Pop will release his new book Til Wrong Feels Right on September 26, which will bring together selected lyrics illustrated with artwork and photos, along with reflections on his career by himself and others.
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- Iggy Pop - The Idiot - barcode sleeve - German - vinyl LP - £20.00, $27.20, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 20-Feb-2021 14:28)on February 25, 2021 at 10:16 pm
IGGY POP The Idiot (Late 80s German issue of the 1977 8-track LP, produced, arranged & co-written by David Bowie during their inspired relocation to former West Berlin, including the singles Sister Midnight & China Girl, barcoded picture sleeve with 'Produced by David Bowie' flash. This copy has a vintage HMV price sticker on the front. The sleeve shows a little wear to edges & the vinyl looks barely played NL82275)
- Iggy Pop - Free - Sea Blue Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £29.99, $40.79, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 27-Aug-2020 16:14)on February 25, 2021 at 10:16 pm
IGGY POP Free (2019 UK limited edition 10-track LP pressed on Sea Blue Vinyl, the eighteenth studio album by American rock singer and features contributions from Noveller and Leron Thomas. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve which remains sealed within its custom-stickered shrinkwrap)
- Iggy Pop - Lust For Life - UK - CD album - £8.00, $10.88, €8.96 (New Item) (arrived 24-Apr-2020 17:09)on February 25, 2021 at 10:16 pm
IGGY POP Lust For Life (1990 UK 9-track CD, the classic 1977 album which was largely co-written with the late David Bowie who also performs on several tracks, picture sleeve CDVOD278)
- Iggy Pop - Zombie Birdhouse - Green Vinyl - Sealed - UK - vinyl LP - £34.99, $47.59, €39.19 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2020 11:19)on February 25, 2021 at 10:16 pm
IGGY POP Zombie Birdhouse (2019 UK limited edition 12-track LP, an online excluive edition pressed on GREEN VINYL, originally released on Animal Records in 1982 and produced by Chris Stein of Blondie. Features the singles Run Like A Villain and The Villagers, picture sleeve - still factory sealed from new CAROLPR0081Y)
- Iggy Pop - Real Wild Child (Wild One) - UK - 7" vinyl - £6.99, $9.51, €7.83 (New Item) (arrived 27-May-2020 18:08)on February 25, 2021 at 10:16 pm
IGGY POP Real Wild Child (Wild One) (1986 UK injection moulded 7" single produced by David Bowie, also including Little Miss Emperor, plain die cut paper sleeve AM368)