Iggy Pop Announces Album With Josh Homme & Appears On ‘Late Show’


Iggy Pop was last night’s musical guest on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, performing a song from his just announced new album Post Pop Depression. Joining the rock legend on a performance of the album track “Gardenia” was multi-instrumentalist Josh Homme who also produced Pop’s new record.

Pop’s 17th solo album, Post Pop Depression will be issued March 18 via Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline International. Homme contributed guitar, bass, piano and backing vocals while his multi-instrumentalist Queens Of The Stone Age bandmate and Dead Weather member Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders were also enlisted for the album’s recording sessions.

“I wanted to be free,” said Pop in a statement. “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.”

“This was to go where neither of us had gone before,” Homme said. “That was the agreement. And to go all the way.”

Watch the performance of “Gardenia” from last night’s Late Show featuring Matt Sweeney on bass and Troy Van Leeuwen on keys and stream the studio cut of the single below the tracklist:


Post Pop Depression Tracklist

  1. Break Into Your Heart
  2. Gardenia
  3. American Valhalla
  4. In The Lobby
  5. Sunday
  6. Vulture
  7. German Days
  8. Chocolate Drops
  9. Paraguay

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