Iggy Pop and Danger Mouse have released their new song, “Gold,” crafted especially for the Matthew McConaughey-starring film of the same name. The duo co-wrote the track with the film’s director, Stephen Gaghan, and composer Daniel Pemberton.
“This beautiful and unpredictable film spoke to me of violence, desire, destiny, lust and the inescapable twists of fate,” Pop perviously said about the new track. “The actors and the story spun a web of excitement that left me spent and breathless, so I tried to perform the vocal with that feeling in mind… I found myself at a new level of communication, standing there in the studio with Steve Gaghan and Danger Mouse, singing ‘Gold’ — a song for our times.”
“Gold” was nominated for Best Original Song at this year’s Golden Globes, but lost out to “City of Stars” from “La La Land.”
This is not the first time Pop and Danger Mouse have collaborated on a song, as the duo previously worked together on “Pain” from the album “Dark Night of the Soul.”
Inspired by a true story, “Gold” stars McConaughey as Kenny Wells, a potbellied, balding and snaggletoothed man who strikes it rich after he goes in search of gold in the jungles of Indonesia. Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard also appear in the film, which sees a nationwide theatrical release on January 27, 2017. Listen to “Gold” below.