Iggy Pop ‘Apres’ album due May 9th…Oui! Oui!

Iggy Pop ‘Apres’ album due May 9th…Oui! Oui!

Apr 23, 2012

The recent Record Store Day 2012 Ambassador and always interesting Iggy Pop will be combining his love of French music, The Beatles and Frank Sinatra on his new album 'Apres' [ah-PRAY], which means "after" in French.

The album features Iggy's interpretations of classic hits by The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Harry Nilsson and French artists Serge Gainsbourg, Edith Piaf and Georges Brassens, among others.

Iggy said in a statement on his facebook page:
"All popular music forms of today get their strength from the beat. Rap, hip-hop, metal, pop, and rock producers will tell you that the beats they use imitate the human heartbeat and that is where the power lies. The feeling of listening to any of these forms is always some variation on excitement, but before the birth of the blues there was another form of popular song, in which the timing comes from the human breath and the feelings are much more about emotion. These older ways of expression were known variously as bel canto, chanson, plainsong or just folk music. I've always loved this other feeling, one that is intimate, sometimes a little sad, and does not try to beat me on the head. So I wanted to sing some of these songs myself, 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."

Iggy Pop

'Apres' will be released on May 9. Here is the full track listing:

'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)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.