Cage the Elephant and Iggy Pop Teamed Up for a New Version of the ‘Social Cues’ Song ‘Broken Boy’ — Listen


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“Broken Boy” is one of the standout tracks on Social Cues, the 2019 album from Cage the Elephant that’s up for Best Rock Album at the GRAMMYs this weekend.

Anybody who’s heard Cage the Elephant’s music over the years is no doubt aware how strongly the band has been influenced by artists like Iggy Pop — and a new version of “Broken Boy” now exists that brings Cage the Elephant and Iggy Pop together at last.

Iggy shows up in the updated version of the song, which premiered on Thursday, adding backing vocals and his own verse to the proceedings:

As Iggy Pop said in a statement, he digs what Cage the Elephant is all about:

“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.”

While Cage front man Matt Shultz had this to say of teaming up with the icon:

“He’s such a pioneer in so many fields: lyrically, culturally, poetically, visually, musically, and stylistically. 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.”

Having recently capped its big summer tour with Beck and Spoon, Cage the Elephant will spend much of the early portion of 2020 overseas:

FEB 16 – LEEDS, ENGLAND – O2 ACADEMY LEEDS
FEB 17- GLASGOW, SCOTLAND- O2 ACADEMY GLASGOW
FEB 19 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – O2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
FEB 20 – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM
FEB 22 – LONDON, ENGLAND – ALEXANDRA PALACE
FEB 24 – PARIS, FRANCE – L’OLYMPIA SOLD OUT
FEB 26 – COLOGNE, GERMANY – LIVE MUSIC HALL SOLD OUT
FEB 27 – BERLIN, GERMANY – ASTRA KULTURHAUS SOLD OUT
FEB 28 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – DOCKS SOLD OUT
MAR 01 – UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS – TIVOLIVRENDENBURG SOLD OUT
MAR 02 – TILBURG, NETHERLANDS – O13
MAR 04 – MILAN, ITALY – FABRIQUE
MAR 27 – SANTIAGO, CHILE – LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE [MARCH 27-29]
MAR 29 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – LOLLAPALOOZA ARGENTINA [MARCH 27-29]
APR 03 – SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – LOLLAPALOOZA BRASIL [APRIL 3-5]
APR 05 – BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – FESTIVAL ESTEREO PICNIC [APRIL 3-5]


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