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Iggy Pop Shares Weird Lizard People Video for “Sonali” Directed by Mac DeMarco

Free Out Now via Loma Vista

Nov 25, 2019 Mac DeMarco
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Iggy Pop released a new album, Free, back in September via Loma Vista. Now he has shared a video for the album’s “Sonali.” Mac DeMarco directed the weird clip, which stars Tommy Midnight and DeMarco’s own girlfriend Kiera McNally as strange lizard people (similar to DeMarco’s own “Nobody” video). For some reason it’s billed as an “Officially Unofficial” video, but it was shared via Pop’s official YouTube channel. Watch it below.

We previously posted our review of Free and you can read that here.

DeMarco also released a new album, Here Comes the Cowboy, in May on Mac’s Record Label.

Previously Pop shared Free‘s first single, short title track “Free.” Then he shared the album’s second single, “James Bond.” The song features additional vocals from Faith Vern of the British band PINS and was one of our Songs of the Week. Then Pop shared a video for “James Bond.” Then he shared another song from Free, the relaxed and jazzy “Sonali,” which was also one of our Songs of the Week.

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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