Historically-speaking, musicians writing songs inspired by the Covid pandemic have not gone down too well with most of the general public.
However, Iggy Pop's latest track proves that you can write a song about a global crisis without being a dick.
The punk legend takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to things on 'Dirty Little Virus', a lighthearted rock tune about Covid-19 with pretty awful lyrics but the best of intentions.
Lines on the track include: "She’s only 19, but she can kill ya / She ain’t my type, but it is what it is", while it opens with "COVID-19 is on the scene / Grandfather’s dead / Got Trump instead.”
Pop said that he was "“moved to write a direct lyric, not something too emotional or deep, more like journalism. Who, what, where, where… I left out the why, because that gets too complex. But I put in how I felt about it.”
Hear it below: