Iggy Pop chose to honour his late friend, Lou Reed, with a brand new video for his song ‘We Are The People’ which was inspired by The Velvet Underground man.
The song originally appeared on Iggy’s album Free but the ‘Lust For Life’ star chose to release a new video of the song on what would’ve been Reed 78th birthday.
The Reed connection to the song goes back some way. ‘We Are The People’ makes use of a poem written by Reed in 1970.
“How beautifully contemporary this poem from 1970 is?” Pop wrote on Twitter when sharing the new minimal visuals. “How true are the words. We ARE the people.”
You can watch the brand new video below:
How beautifully contemporary this poem from 1970 is?— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) March 2, 2020
How true are the words.
We ARE The People.#Iggypop #LouReed @CarolineIntl@LomaVistaRC @LERONSKY @Robbakerashton #SimoTaylor https://t.co/rkBS8ePNk8 pic.twitter.com/yoPmTrFZek