Iggy Pop Salutes 2020 With New Song “Dirty Little Virus”

Iggy Pop Salutes 2020 With New Song “Dirty Little Virus”

Posted 22 Dec 2020
iggy pop
Iggy Pop. Photo by Naomi Rahim/WireImage/Getty Images. 

Iggy Pop has channelled his reflections on the travesty of 2020 into a new anthem – “Dirty Little Virus.”

It's a brooding punk rocker with a psychedelic brass section, all led by Pop’s signature snarl as he reports the events of the year that’s been. The singer explained in a YouTube video that he was inspired to write “a direct lyric, not something too emotional or deep, more like journalism: ‘who, what, when where?’ I left out the ‘why’ because that gets too complex, but I put in how I felt about it.”

He added: “It’s been the big thing happening in my life – and everybody else’s, I reckon – for almost a year now. If there was still a man of the year, it’d be the virus.”

If you hadn't lived through 2020 you'd swear he's lost his mind – instead, it's a fairly faithful summary with a central theme we can all get behind. Listen to “Dirty Little Virus” via Bandcamp and watch the YouTube explainer video below.

“Dirty Little Virus” - Who, What, When, Where.

Listen to Iggy Pop on Spotify:

Listen to Iggy Pop on Apple Music:

Related Posts