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Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch in Conversation: On Free

Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch
Iggy Pop Photo Credit: Ross Halfin

The legendary Iggy Pop joins longtime collaborator Jim Jarmusch for a wide-ranging conversation on the release of Free, his 18th studio album, due out on September 6.

Be prepared for some incredible moments as this incomparably creative duo discuss the inspiration, process and stories of how this groundbreaking album came together.

“This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice,” Iggy says of Free. “By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long. But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk away. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need—not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”

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