Iggy Pop and Hotei have joined forces to create an entrancing new track Walking Through the Night. This year Hotei released his first international album Strangers featuring the likes of Bullet For My Valentine’s Matt Tuck and Texan singer Shea Seger.
Hotei has worked on films for the likes of Quentin Tarantino on the theme for Kill Bill ‘Battle Without Honour of Humanity’. He has also played with the likes of The Rolling Stones and worked with Blondie, Bowie and Underworld.
And well, Iggy Pop. What more do I need to say. The all mighty godfather of punk. These two working together creates an extraordinary sound in their new single Walking Through The Night. The video created for this song really pulls the scene together, you’re in Tokyo walking through the streets alone surrounded by flashing lights and isolation although in a crowded busy street. Disorientation is key in this video with quick cuts and images of warriors appearing from the mist. This warrior character is like a representation of the darkness that is so very often referenced to in the song “lights everywhere but darkness in me”. A complete dysfunctional haze pulled over your diluted pupils as the light floods in but darkness surrounds.
The songs characteristics are full of dark twisted intoxicating melodies and lyrics slithering through waves of synth covered riffs, as shown through the many twists and turns throughout the video through the streets of Tokyo. The vulnerability can be shown on anyone alone in a crowded backstreet with lights overpowering their existence to the community, revealing all temptations and leaving nothing to hide.
An inclusive interview can be seen here where Iggy explains “I tried to put myself on a late night brightly lit Shinjuku street, feeling alone, sexually vulnerable and a little bit angry… a little bit horny…”