After the release of Post Pop Depression
, it seemed pretty clear that Iggy Pop
wasn't going to be recording another album. At least that's what it sounded like during an interview in February when he said, "I feel like I'm closing up after this. That's what I feel. It's my gut instinct." He continued to say that he wasn't dropping everything, but he made it clear that his energy is limited and he wasn't giving any hints of what to expect. Well, I guess he couldn't stay away from the recording studio. He recently revealed that he has collaborated with other artists to make five new tracks (as far as we know) since the release of his seventeenth album.
Last week, while promoting the Stooge's documentary Gimme Danger,
Pop said, "I've made five recordings... But they were all recordings not where I'm about, 'Hey, I've got something to say!' No, it was just, people called me up and said, 'Do you want to do a vocal with me, about this, under this circumstance?' More like guesting." The frustrating bit is that he isn't telling us who he's collaborating with! It all seems very secretive. "You know, there are people I like. I like the people I've recorded with -- I can't tell you who they are! -- very much." I guess we'll just have to be ready for Iggy to appear somewhere in the future.
Clip of the interview via Noisey