One of the great surprises of early 2016 came recently when Iggy Pop revealed that he had recorded a new album with the help of Queens of the Stone Age leader Josh Homme. The disc, titled Post Pop Depression, is due March 18. But what about Pop’s recording future beyond the new album?
The singer, who will turn 69 in April, addressed that topic during an interview with Beats1 presenter and NME writer Matt Wilkinson. “I feel like I’m closing up after this,” said Pop. “That’s what I feel. It’s my gut instinct.” However, Pop stopped shy of stating that he was finished making music altogether.
He added with a sense of humor, “If you call me and you want to work out a deal to come and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ at your mother’s, something like that I’ll refer you to someone. But to really make a real album you really have to put everything into it and the energy’s more limited now.”
He continued, “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.” Watch video of the chat via Noisey above.
Pop will tour in support of Post Pop Depression, kicking off the run March 28 in Seattle. Dates will continue, with a few breaks during the run, through mid May, wrapping up in Paris. See his upcoming shows here.
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