Iggy Pop has released his much-awaited 18th studio album, Free.
The experimental ten-track record was preceded by three singles, “James Bond,” “Sonali” and the haunting title track, “Free.” In a previous statement, the rocker said that the LP grew from the extensive touring he did behind 2016’s Post Pop Depression, which helped him “rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long.”
“I wanted to be free,” he continued. “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.”
Free is Pop’s first solo release since Post Pop Depression. Last year, he dropped a joint EP with British electronic group Underworld titled Teatime Dub Encounters, which includes the track “Bells & Circles.”
Stream Free here: