Listen to the first single from Josh Homme and Iggy Pop

Josh Homme and Iggy Pop have just released the first single from their recently announced collaboration Post Pop Depression. Titled ‘Gardenia’, the song sounds like classic Berlin-era Iggy Pop, living up to Homme’s claim that the new record is a continuation of Iggy’s 1977 classic Lust For Life. Listen below.

Due out on March 18 through Caroline the record is billed as an Iggy Pop album “co-created” by Josh Homme, who wrote songs, played guitar on and produced the final product. Given Homme has often referenced Pop’s solo work as an influence on Queens of the Stone Age, the collaboration has a special kind of synchronicity. “I wanted to be free,” says Iggy of his decision to reach out to Homme. “To be free, I needed to forget. To forget, I needed music. Josh had that in him, so I set out to provoke an encounter-first with a carefully worded text, followed by a deluge of writings all about me. No composer wants to write about nothing. He got revved up and we had a great big rumble in the desert USA.”

 Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita played guitars and keyboards on the album and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders also contributed. Homme and Pop plan to tour the record with Fertita and Helders, alongside QOTSA’s Troy Van Leeuwen and Chavez’s Matt Sweeney.

Post Pop Depression is available for pre-order from 6pm tonight with all pre-orders immediately receive a copy of ‘Gardenia’.


Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression tracklist

Break Into Your Heart


American Valhalla

In The Lobby



German Days

Chocolate Drops