Iggy Pop is closing out our shared, turbulent yr with a track in regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, titled “Soiled Little Virus.” The brand new observe is now accessible through Iggy Pop’s Bandcamp page, and it’s a uncooked rock ‘n’ roll track within the vein of his bluesier Stooges-era tracks. It opens with the road “Covid-19 is on the scene,” and summarizes the shared anxiousness and claustrophobia of residing through the Covid period through one-liners like “She’s solely 19, however she will kill ya,” in addition to the all-too-familiar chorus, “I’m dropping my thoughts.” Take heed to “Soiled Little Virus” here.
Iggy Pop additionally shared a video explaining his motivation for writing and releasing the brand new track. “I used to be moved to jot down a direct lyric. Not one thing too emotional or deep, extra like journalism,” he says within the temporary clip. “Who, what, when, the place—I omitted the why, as a result of that will get too complicated, however I put in how I felt about it.
“It’s been the massive factor taking place in my life, and everyone else’s, I reckon, for a yr now,” he continues. “If there was nonetheless a Man of the Yr, it’d be the virus.” Watch Iggy Pop’s video explainer under.
Iggy Pop additionally not too long ago launched a French language model of Elvis Costello’s track “No Flag,” the unique model of which seems on Costello’s newest album, Hey Clockface. And earlier this yr, Iggy Pop’s celebrated Berlin-era collaborations with David Bowie have been compiled onto a brand new 7 CD field set, titled The Bowie Years. Among the many music featured within the assortment are remastered variations of Pop’s 1977 album The Fool and Lust For Life, in addition to the 1978 reside album TV Eye, along with a 40-page e book and uncommon outtakes, alternate mixes of iconic tracks like “China Woman.”
The Bowie Years is out there now and could be purchased here.