In the Lobby

Album: Post Pop Depression (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Iggy Pop's 17th studio album, Post Pop Depression. The record was made with Josh Homme and Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age, and Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys.
  • Josh Homme told Mojo about this song: "I said to Matt and Dean: 'I want you to hear and put your brain around 'primitive,' 'utilitarian,' with 'efficiency' stacked on top,'" he recalled. "I was playing bass, and I said it sounds like lobby music from a swanky hotel in New York. I don't know what type of music it is actually. It seems like a deep cut, but it could be my favorite thing."

    "He (Iggy Pop) sounds like a monster," Homme continued. "He sounds like Frankenstein: 'The longer the night the shorter my leash.' It's fascinating watching him do lyrics. He writes them down, fast. Like, forget what sucks, we'll concentrate on what's good, we'll get rid of that one later, but every blank is filled. Goddammit, that's the way to do it. The amount of times I've been stuck with one blank line for months. It feels like a very collaborative song all round. The fruits of trusting each other."
  • The Post Pop Depression album title comes from the sadness Josh Homme, Dean Fertita and Matt Helders felt after recording with Iggy had finished.

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