Iggy Pop Releases ‘Strung Out Johnny’ From Forthcoming, Star-Studded Album
Iggy Pop has released a fresh new single from his upcoming album Every Loser. The track, titled ‘Strung Out Johnny’, is the second single from the album following ‘Frenzy’, which dropped in late October.
Jim Osterberg’s forthcoming album was made in cahoots with a veritable who’s who of rock, with contributing artists such as Travis Barker from Blink-182, the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Guns N’ Roses‘ Duff McKagan, and members of Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Iggy Pop: ‘Strung Out Johnny’
The album will land on Friday, 6th January through Atlantic Records x Gold Tooth Records – a new imprint started by super producer Andrew Watt, who you might know from his work with Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, Eddie Vedder and Ozzy Osbourne.
Pop and Watt actually met through Morrissey a few years back, when Iggy was guesting on a track Watt was producing for the far right Smiths frontman. “I was a guest detail on a Morrissey track he produced,” Pop told NME in an interview recently. “When Morrissey wrote to me about it, he said, ‘The producer on this is extraordinary,’ and he really was.”
He was particularly drawn to how Watt configured the bass on the track, having played the lower strings of a Fender guitar through a Roland amp instead of just playing the bass.
“He’d used that instead of a bass guitar on that particular track. And it was really inventive, and it picked up the track and then the drums were great. So I spoke to him about it, and he said, ‘Well, would you mind if I knocked up some tracks for you?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, sure, try it.’”
Every Loser is the follow-up to Pop’s 2019 album Free, made alongside jazz trumpeter Leron Thomas and ambient guitar player Noveller.
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