It’s inspired by T2: Trainspotting…

Underworld have debuted ‘I’ll See Big’, their latest collaboration with Iggy Pop.

The track is a surprisingly minimalist effort from the electro pioneers, with a subtle beat playing over a spoken word effort from Iggy.

“I wanted to have some friends”, Iggy offers on the track.

“But not a lot of people wanted to be my friend. Couple of nerds, maybe, but nerds have trouble being friends.”

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I’ll See Big

I’ll See Big, a song by Underworld, Iggy Pop on Spotify

According to the group, the lyrics of the track were inspired by a conversation Iggy had with Danny Boyle about how friendship had become the subtext of cult sequel T2: Trainspotting.

Iggy’s music famously appeared in the original film – with ‘Lust For Life’ soundtracking one of Trainspotting’s most enduringly popular scenes.

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The collaboration between the two acts comes ahead of the ‘Teatime Dub Encounters’ EP, which sees them joining forces for a selection of tracks.

Last month, they debuted new track, ‘Bells & Circles.’

The song was recorded in London “during an afternoon tea encounter,” and also features a spoken word performance by Iggy as he details the pros and cons of smoking on an aeroplane.

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Later this month, 71-year-old Iggy will support Queens of the Stone Age as they bring their ‘Villains’ tour to the UK with a huge show in London’s Finsbury Park on June 30.

 

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