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Iggy goes jazz




The next Iggy Pop album is going to be a jazz record.

  

Preliminaires started when Iggy was asked to write the music for a documentary about French author Michel Houellebecq. It is based on his book ‘The Possibility of an Island'.

  

"As I looked at footage of Michel and re-read the book, which I did with intense pleasure when it came out, in my mind, I created music that would have been the music that I would hear in my soul when I read this book," Pop says in a video to announce the album.

  

"At one point, I just got sick of idiot thugs with guitars banging out crappy music," Iggy says. "I was starting to listen to a lot of New Orleans-era Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton type of jazz, and I've always loved quieter ballads."

  

Preliminaires will feature seven tracks, one which Iggy will sing in French.

  

It will be released in May.

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