Following his electrifying performance of ‘James Bond’ on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and fascinating conversation with Jim Jarmusch at 92Y, Iggy Pop has now unveiled the video for ‘Loves Missing’ from his new album Free. You can check it out below.
Directed by Simon Taylor, the clip for ‘Loves Missing’ was shot on location at Sweat Records in Miami with a special appearance by Ale Campos from Las Nubes, Miami. Like the song itself, the ‘Loves Missing’ video reveals another dimension of what it means to be Free, putting a visual face to raw emotions laid bare via close-ups of Iggy intoning, “She’s thinking about something we all need/All need/Clock’s ticking, not giving her room to breathe/To breathe/Loves screaming/Loves missing/Loves screaming, so quietly and in pain/Loves absent, it’s failing her once again, again.”
Iggy Pop’s latest album, Free, was released on 6 September by Loma Vista Recordings/Caroline International. Featuring collaborators Leron Thomas (trumpet/keys/songwriting) and Noveller (guitar/vocals), the album holds a singular place in Iggy Pop’s canon—and continues to generate appropriately unique praise: The New York Times called the title track “atmospheric and elusive” and more recently praised ‘Sonali’ as “a rushing, fluttering, quasi-waltz that hurries toward an undisclosed destination, whimsical but driven.”
Rolling Stone, meanwhile, lauded the album’s “certain restrained swagger. The guitars simmer, never boil. The bass swells, and the keyboards shimmer behind him. And all the while, Pop flexes his baritone, expressing himself more clearly than perhaps ever before.” And the Washington Post noted “Iggy haunts these new songs like a dignified spirit — which might make Free an exposition on death, or transcendence, or both.”
Iggy Pop said of Free, “This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice…By the end of the tours following Post Pop Depression, I felt sure that I had rid myself of the problem of chronic insecurity that had dogged my life and career for too long.
“But I also felt drained. And I felt like I wanted to put on shades, turn my back, and walk. I wanted to be free. I know that’s an illusion, and that freedom is only something you feel, but I have lived my life thus far in the belief that that feeling is all that is worth pursuing; all that you need – not happiness or love necessarily, but the feeling of being free. So this album just kind of happened to me, and I let it happen.”
Free is out now and can be bought here.