While Iggy Pop is perhaps best known for his work alongside the Stooges, his solo work – including the great albums Lust For Life and The Idiot – ranks among the most underrated records from the era they represent. Lust For Life in particular had an undeniable pop sensibility; just listen to “The Passenger” and the title-track for confirmation. Late last night, Iggy Pop announced a new solo album, Post Pop Depression, complete with a performance of the album’s first single, “Gardenia.” The song’s unobstructed view recalls the immediacy of his peak work, with hook upon hook layering themselves into a cultivated mass. Forty years ago, Iggy Pop showed his prowess on those iconic albums Lust For Life and The Idiot; now, he returns to the same area, acknowledging there’s plenty more room to grow in these conditions.
Post Pop Depression is out in March.