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Iggy Pop contributes in three songs on New York pianist and composer Jamie Saft’s upcoming “Loneliness Road”. Image: AFP/Alain Jocard

Punk legend Iggy Pop has turned 70 with information he’s singing on an experimental jazz album, saying the style’s naked publicity of his voice appealed to him artistically.

The “Lust for Life” singer, who turned 70 on April 21, contributes in three songs on New York pianist and composer Jamie Saft’s upcoming “Loneliness Road”.

Pop mentioned that his voice on the songs has imperfections however that he determined they have been applicable.

“I was a little surprised at how feeble I sounded on certain parts of it, but I thought that was okay,” he instructed Rolling Stone journal.

Pop mentioned he was drawn to jazz as “there’s no big, bashing thing or echo trick to hide behind.”

Saft, who has labored with artists as numerous as main up to date composer John Adams and hardcore punks Bad Brains, mentioned he improvised round Pop quite than simply having the star singer provide his voice.

“It’s a deeper concept of original improvised music that transcends genre,” Saft defined.

Pop, recognized for his intense reside performances, final yr launched “Post Pop Depression” which had the air of a career-capping album.

His two earlier albums had sturdy jazz influences. There’s “Preliminaires,” which took inspiration from provocative French novelist Michel Houellebecq’s “The Possibility of an Island”, and “Apres”, which is usually covers of French songs.

Pop instructed Rolling Stone he was additionally working on music for an upcoming French movie.

The rocker was in a position to attain 70 not like his shut good friend and collaborator David Bowie, who died final yr at 69 after releasing his jazz-infused remaining album “Blackstar”.

Metallica frontman James Hetfield, 53, celebrated Pop’s birthday over the weekend by releasing a video during which he pulls off his personal shirt to indicate his closely tattooed torso.

“You don’t look a day over 30,” Hetfield mentioned of Pop, calling him a “huge inspiration” for musicians who’re getting older. JB

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