'Godfather of Punk' Iggy Pop's upcoming album is a jazz record aimed at the French...
'Preliminaires' due in stores 18 May, is "a quieter album, with some jazz overtones," he explains in a video posted on his website to announce the project.
"At one point I just got sick of listening to idiot thugs with guitars banging out crappy music and I've started listening to a lot of New Orleans-era (...) jazz," he says. "And I've always loved quieter ballads as well."
The album themes and texts have been inspired by Iggy's reading of controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq.
"[The book] is about death, sex, the end of the human race, and some other pretty funny stuff."
‘Preliminaires´ means foreplay in French, and Iggy Pop explains that the album indeed has been done especially for France and French-speaking people.