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Iggy Pop Shares New Song “James Bond”

Free Due Out September 6 via Loma Vista

Jul 30, 2019 Photography by Harmony Korine
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Iggy Pop is releasing a new album, Free, on September 6 via Loma Vista. Previously he shared its first single, short title track "Free." Now he has shared the album's second single, "James Bond," which seems to be about a woman who wants to be a superspy. The song features additional vocals from Faith Vern of the British band PINS and a notable trumpet solo played by Leron Thomas. Listen below.

Pop had this to say about the song in a press release: "I don't know what she's up to exactly, but the tables seem to be turning, and she's taking over. Well, why not? I'll try anything once."

Pop adds: "I've never had more fun singing a lyric. Faith's reading is so loaded, and Leron's production and trumpet along with the band swings like crazy."

Free is the follow-up to 2016's Post Pop Depression, which was produced by Josh Homme of Eagles of Death Metal and Queens of the Stone Age, who also co-wrote the album with Pop and played on it. In 2018 Pop also teamed up with the iconic British dance duo Underworld (Karl Hyde and Rick Smith) for the collaborative four-song EP, Teatime Dub Encounters. Free was made with help of Leron Thomas and Noveller. A previous press release called the album a "uniquely somber and contemplative entry in the Iggy Pop canon." 

Pop had this to say about the album in the previous press release: "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."

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