Cage the Elephant have released a new version of their song “Broken Boy” featuring none other than Iggy Pop.
The Godfather of Punk lends his gravelly voice to the second verse of the jaunty rock song, which was the opening track of Cage’s 2019 album Social Cues, and supplies husky backing vocals for frontman Matt Shultz.
“Cage is a super high energy outfit, living the rock dream, so for a couple of fun minutes I was one of the boys,” Pop said in a statement. “Sounds pretty wicked to me.”
Schultz gushed over Pop in a statement of his own: “He’s such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically. Only a couple times in your life do you have the opportunity to share a moment with a visionary and beautiful human as he is. I’m grateful and blown away to have experienced and witnessed, not just his creativity, but also his kindness, humility, and humanness first hand. Such a testimony to the power of love.”
Listen to the new version of “Broken Boy” here: