Iggy Pop’s most recent album, Post Pop Depression, saw him collaborate with Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. Released in 2016 it was Pop’s eighteenth studio album and was a Grammy-nominated critical success.
And now a documentary, called American Valhalla, sheds some light on the creative endeavours that went into the album, which was recorded in secret at the Rancho De La Luna studio in the Mojave Desert. Along with working with Homme, other musicians on the album include Homme’s band mate Dean Fertita, and drummer for Arctic Monkeys Matt Helders.
“I became one of those singers whose career is a slave to his band.” says Pop in the trailer for the film. “I wanted an emotional escape, so I decided I had to strike out on my own, live and on record, to see what I was worth.”