American singer-songwriter Iggy Pop of the punk music scene is not anymore the vigorous youth bubbling with energy. The 68-year-old suffers from poor eyesight problems.
He is touring for his new album Post Pop Depression. Iggy Pop, who was once a sensation and rocked the stage with his lyrics, now prefers sitting on a stool while singing. He even wears glasses when he is at the backstage, TV3 reports.
“I’m a guy who doesn’t see well, but thinks he sees well,” Iggy Pop said. “I need a strong prescription. If I put ’em (glasses) on too close to a gig, I’m like (stumbling around).” He is thinking hard to retire because of health issues.This might be his last legend. “I feel like I’m closing up after this. That’s what I feel. It’s my gut instinct,” Howl and Echoes reports.
His album Post Pop Depression was released on March 18 this year and has collaborations from Stone Age’s Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders. The album deals with “the end and the legacy.” According to the Metacritic, the album has received an average score of 79, which is generally considered fine out of the 29 reviews it got. The album contains nine tracks.
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“I needed to connect, and I’ll do whatever it takes,” he told Rolling Stones while sitting in his dressing room. His album is numbered 17 on the Billboard 200 and is one of the top selling albums of U.S.
He even made collaborations with singers such as David Bowie and Green Day. With Bowie, he produced “The Idiot” and “Lust for Life.” Pop has future plans to write children’s album and playing “festivals in wine regions.”