Listen to Iggy Pop's abstract new song "Free" above on YouTube.
At under two minutes long, ambient production and trumpet set a calm atmosphere with Iggy contributing only 3 lines, "I wanna be free," "I wanna be free," and "Free." Featured on the track is musician Sarah Lipstate, who also goes by the name Noveller, and jazz trumpeter Leron Thomas. In a statement shared by Billboard, Pop shared some personal insight as to how the record came about:
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.
"Free" is the title track of Iggy's upcoming album, scheduled for release on September 6, 2019. Pick it up on Amazon.
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