Iggy Pop Unleashes COVID-19 Anthem ‘Dirty Little Virus’


Iggy Pop is wrapping up a messy 2020 with an ode to the rapidly spreading pandemic.

The song, aptly titled “Dirty Little Virus,” features lyrics like “Grandfather’s dead/Got Trump instead,” and “She’s only 19, but she can kill you / She ain’t my type / But it is what it is.” The track was written alongside Leron Thomas.

The star also shared a one-minute video about his new song, explaining, “I was moved to write a direct lyric, not something too emotional or deep, more like journalism.”

“If there was still a Man of the Year, it would be the virus, so I wrote the lyric,” he noted.

Listen to “Dirty Little Virus” and watch Iggy’s explanation below.

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