Iggy Pop Writes Title Theme For Matthew McConaughey’s GOLD, Shares His Top 5 New Bands

Earlier this year, Iggy Pop released Post Pop Depression, supposedly his final album, but he’s been recording music since then, and he’s written a new song with Danger Mouse for the upcoming Matthew McConaughey-starring film GOLD alongside director Stephen Gaghan and composer Daniel Pemberton.

“This beautiful and unpredictable film spoke to me of violence, desire, destiny, lust and the inescapable twists of fate,” Iggy Pop said in a statement. “The actors and the story spun a web of excitement that left me spent and breathless, so I tried to perform the vocal with that feeling in mind… I found myself at a new level of communication, standing there in the studio with Steve Gaghan and Danger Mouse, singing ‘GOLD’ — a song for our times.”

The film comes out next year on 1/27, though it will be screening in select cities in December. Watch a trailer for the movie below:

Iggy Pop also recently sat down for an interview with The New York Times. He was asked about his “top 5 favorite current bands and musicians,” and his picks may surprise you! Here they are:

1. Sleaford Mods
2. Ricky Eat Acid
3. Let’s Eat Grandma
4. U.S. Girls
5. Jenny Hval

Huh! Cool!

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