Iggy Pop and Josh Homme, along with Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders have been busy lately: the trio has been working together to secretly record an album, Post Pop Depression, which will be released in March. They have been recording at Homme’s two studios, one in Joshua Tree and the other in Los Angeles (the Pink Duck Studios).
Pop, who commented the album on the New York Times, stated that the record’s main theme was inspired by his advancing years. The singer has said: “In American life, because it’s so hypercompetitive, what happens when you’re finally useless to everyone except hopefully not yourself? What happens then? And can you continue to be of use to yourself? I had a kind of character in mind. It was sort of a cross between myself and a military veteran”.
Homme admitted that working on the album helped him deal with the shock of his friends from Eagles of Death Metal, for which he occasionally plays drums, being caught up during the terrorist attacks in Paris last year. “The fact that I had this to work on, it saved me,” he said.
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