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Iggy Pop premieres song about coronavirus: “Dirty Little Virus”

Iggy Pop within the video explaining the tune “Soiled Little Virus” – Photograph: YouTube

Iggy Pop was impressed by the present pandemic for his new tune “Soiled Little VirusWith this single, the previous chief of The Stooges astutely expresses the frustration and anguish the world feels in these months of well being emergency and social distancing.

The 73-year-old artist begins the tune with the phrase: “Covid-19 is on the scene” (Covid is on the scene). Later, he sings: “Grandfather’s useless / Obtained Trump as an alternative”, and “She’s solely 19, however she will be able to kill ya” (Grandpa is useless / Has Trump in his place / She is just 19 years outdated, however she will be able to kill you).

In a video about the song, the Michigan-born explains intimately his causes for composing the tune. At one level he says:

“I used to be born to jot down a direct letter, not one thing too emotional or deep. It’s one thing extra like journalism. If there was nonetheless a Man of the 12 months, it could be the virus, so I wrote this letter.”

Iggy Pop – Photograph: Aaron Rubin

Iggy co-wrote “Soiled Little Virus” with Leron Thomas, who additionally edited, organized, and performed the trumpet on that enjoyable observe which you could hearken to under or on Bandcamp.

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