Grammy nominated alt-rock band Cage the Elephant has released a new version of their single, “Broken Boy,” featuring the vocals of Iggy Pop. In this new version — which you can listen to here — the godfather of punk rock sings a verse and contributes backing vocals to the already innovative track.
The single comes from the band’s fifth album, “Social Cues,” which is nominated for Best Rock Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards.
“Cage is a super high energy outfit, living the Rock dream, so for a couple of fun minutes I was one of the boys. Sounds pretty wicked to me,” said Pop of his collaboration with Cage. Pop’s latest album, “Free” is also out now and available here.
Frontman Matt Shultz spoke of his adoration of Iggy: “He’s such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically,” he said. “Only a couple times in your life do you have the opportunity to share a moment with a visionary and beautiful human as he is. I’m grateful and blown away to have experienced and witnessed, not just his creativity, but also his kindness, humility, and humanness first hand. Such a testimony to the power of love.”
The band’s show at Austin City Limits, taped at the Moody Theater, will air on PBS on January 25th, as part of the network’s long running show, now in its 45th season. Definitely check out your local PBS listings for airtimes.
In addition to their Grammy nomination, the band is also nominated for Alternative Rock Artist of the Year and Alternative Rock Song of the Year for “Ready to Let Go” at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards. They previously won the Grammy for Best Rock Album for 2017’s “Tell Me I’m Pretty.” The 62nd Grammys will air live on CBS on January 26 and the iHeart Radio Music Awards will take place on Sunday, March 29th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Cage the Elephant also announced a UK and European tour in early 2020 with SWMRS and Post Animal. For tickets and tour dates, visit https://www.cagetheelephant.com/ for more information.
By Michael Jacobo