Iggy Pop has released a new song, ‘Frenzy’, via Andrew Watts’ Atlantic Records imprint Gold Tooth. Watts produced and contributed guitar/backing vocals to the track, which also features Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan on bass and Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Chad Smith on drums. Take a listen below.
“I’m the guy with no shirt who rocks; Andrew and Gold Tooth get that, and we made a record together the old-fashioned way,” Pop said in an earlier statement announcing his signing with Gold Tooth. “The players are guys I’ve known since they were kids and the music will beat the shit out of you. Have a great day.”
Of the new track, Pop said: “Being stalked by a socio is a great way to fire up the blood.”
In a new interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, Watts discussed working with Pop and teased the follow-up to his 2019 record Free. Of the new album, titled Every Loser, Watts said:
It’s an aggressive album. And there’s also some beautiful ballads on there and stuff. The ways that Iggy is singing. I think getting older is a beautiful thing. So many people are like, “They want to hide the fact that they’re getting older.” Or not let it be heard, seen. And that’s not here on this record. There’s some certain songs that his voice is not a Stitcher reverb and it’s right there in your face and you can hear the pain and the years of his life. I’m really proud of that the way that his voice was captured. And that’s all him. We’re just pressing record. But we’re not trying to do something that’s from the past. This is Iggy now in 2022. And there’s some really cool shit that we made. It’s the first release to ever come out on my label.
Earlier this year, Iggy Pop shared a cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘You Want It Darker’.