Underworld and Iggy Pop offer a taste of their new collaborative EP with reflective new single, ‘I’ll See Big’
It’s a little bit funny to imagine the legendary British dance duo Underworld and godfather of punk rock, Iggy Pop, two of the greatest passengers of the underground, together in a room drinking tea. But this is exactly how their forthcoming collaborative EP began, and so far, with just two tracks out in the world, it’s been one of the most illuminating surprises of 2018.
Though the partnership was originally born in 2016, when Underworld’s Rick Smith was at work overseeing the soundtrack for last year’s film T2: Trainspotting and invited Iggy Pop to a room in London’s Savoy Hotel, their music has yet to see the light of day — until recently. Ultimately, the trio’s collaborative effort didn’t make the soundtrack, and so Teatime Dub Encounters was born. Just four tracks in total, the new EP will see out its official release July 27 via Caroline International.
Following Iggy Pop’s stream-of-consciousness quippy good ol’ day reminiscent track, “Bells & Circles,” which was originally believed to have been a rare one-off, comes the severely minimalistic “I’ll See Big.” Deeply sentimental and stripped down, Iggy Pop parses friendships and how personal growth continues long into adolescence over Underworld’s very subtle beat.
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