Leave it up to one of the last remaining heroes from the earliest days of punk-rock to help send off 2020 with a song worthy of what’s been a dismal and depressing year for live music.

Iggy Pop has released a new single entitled, “Dirty Little Virus”, which as one can assume correctly, was inspired completely by the COVID-19 pandemic that engulfed the world over the past 12 months. The new song arrived onto Bandcamp on Monday, along with a video of Pop explaining how he was inspired to use a journalistic approach for penning a song about the global pandemic. The brief (2:50 minute) song was co-written by Iggy alongside Leron Thomas, who plays trumpet on the recording.

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Listen to Iggy Pop’s newest single along with the video explaining its backstory below.

Iggy Pop – “Dirty Little Virus”

Iggy Pop – “Dirty Little Virus” (Who, What, When, Where)

[Video: Iggy Pop Official]

Fans can also click here for “Dirty Little Virus”-inspired merch including a facemask, t-shirt, and digital download of the song.

[H/T Pitchfork]