Ex-Stooges leader is releasing an album entitled “Après” ("afterwards").
On this album, Iggy Pop re-interprets some of the most great figures of “La Chanson française” including Serge Gainsbourg, Georges Brassens, Edith Piaf, Joe Dassin, Henri Salvador. Despite offering another version of French classics songs, Iggy Pop also covers Frank Sinatra and The Beatles.
Iggy Pop last released an album in 2009 - his fans have been waiting for another release.
The album will be available on 9th May 2012, exclusively on vente-privee.com for 7€ + p&p.
In this album, Iggy Pop, also known as "the Iguana”, pays tribute to French culture and heritage.
"I wanted to sing some of these songs myself," he said, "hoping to bring the feeling I felt as a listener to my listeners through my voice. Many of these songs are in French, probably because it is French culture which has most stubbornly resisted the mortal attacks of the Anglo-American music machine.”
As a foretaste of the album, you can watch Iggy Pop singing French in his last album (Les Feuilles mortes, by Jacques Prévert).
Distributed by “believe digital”, the album will be also available on legal downloading platformes on 9th May 2012.
Et si tu n’existais pas (Joe Dassin)
La Javanaise (Serge Gainsbourg)
Everybody’s Talkin’ (Harry Nilsson)
I’m Going Away Smiling (Yoko Ono)
La Vie en rose (Edith Piaf)
Les Passantes (Georges Brassens)
Syracuse (Henri Salvador)
What Is This Thing Called Love? (Cole Porter)
Michelle (The Beatles)
Only the Lonely (Frank Sinatra)