Iggy Pop has announced his first album in three years, Free, alongside revealing the ambient title-track.
Speaking about his forthcoming new album in more detail, Iggy 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."
Back in May, Iggy Pop announced a new lyric book collection that will also include photos, essays, and artwork, which is due for release on 1 October.