As mentioned, Norwegian rocker Ida Maria recently re-released her catchy Fortress Round My Heart opener “Oh My God” with additional vocals courtesy of Iggy Pop, aka the new Tony Bennett. (In the last few months Pop’s placed his baritone on songs by Jemina Pearl, Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, and The BPA, while releasing a jazz-inflected album.) As odd as some of the combos seem, his work with Maria makes sonic sense. The two also appear to be having a good time in this Stefan Tornby-directed Alice Loveday-animated clip.
The “Oh My God (Feat. Iggy Pop)” single’s out now. The Norwegian rocker recently dropped off the Perez Hilton Presents tour, citing exhaustion: “Dear Friends and Fans. I am so very sorry but I cannot finish this tour. After touring in Scandinavia, Europe, the UK, Australia, Japan and the USA for 3 years straight I am just completely exhausted. I have learned that I am not a superwoman.”