Punk progenitor Iggy Pop has shared a brand new track, ‘Asshole Blues’, set for official release on Friday.
The song, a rustic, lo-fi, bluesy number in the style of Muddy Waters, will be released on Friday on flexi-disc, in partnership with Jacuzzi Boys Mag-Mag label. Discussing the song with Rolling Stone, Pop said it was about, “An asshole who’s out to get me. It’s full of negative energy. Listen at you own risk. It’s fun to play the blues.”
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Since the initial dissolution of his influential proto-punk act The Stooges in 1974, Iggy Pop has seen great success as a solo artist. His most recent effort, ‘Post Pop Depression’, which was recorded in collaboration with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme in 2016, was heralded as among his best works, ranked in NME’s top 10 albums of the year, and nominated for a Grammy for Best AlternativeMusic album.
It has not been confirmed if, ‘Asshole Blues’ is a one off, or if it will feature on a new record.
Iggy Pop will play a series of European festival dates this summer, including Motor Circus in Spain and Suikerrock in Belgium. No UK dates have been announced as of yet.