Iggy Pop and Josh Homme have secretly recorded an album together alongside Arctic Monkey’s Matt Helders.
The album, titled Post Pop Depression, was recorded in secret between Homme’s two studios in Joshua Tree and Pink Duck in Los Angeles.
Pop told the New York Times where the inspiration for the album was drawn from, saying “What happens after your years of service? And where is the honor? 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 explained his and Pop’s motives for producing the album, explaining “It was made to be heard — not to be some quirky thing that we did with our own money. This was to go where neither of us had gone before. That was the agreement. And to go all the way.”
Fellow Queens of the Stone Age member Dean Fertita plays guitars on the album, with Matt Helders on drums. Post Pop Depression will be released sometime during March.