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Morrissey has revealed the date for his upcoming 11th album to be on November 17th, according to Manchester Evening News. Titled Low in High School, it will aim to capture the “zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.”
The former Smiths’ frontman has also signed to a new record label, BMG, as things didn’t go down too well with his last one, Harvest Records. In a highly melodramatic post for True to You, a Morrissey-devoted zine (one of the hundreds in existence), Moz claims that the label ‘botched’ up the release of his last album and that disagreements between himself and the label’s head Steve Barnett lead to his departure.
“Mutual mistrust exploded between Harvest and I, and with fashionable pessimism, the label boss yawned and ordered the surface smartness of dropping World peace is none of your business three weeks after its release. There, now! This would not have happened to the Teletubbies.”
The album will also be released in conjunction with Morrissey’s own newly-launched imprint, Etienne Records. Its recording was split between La Fabrique Studios in France and Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios in Italy. The producer, Joe Chiccarelli, has worked with other impressive names like Frank Zappa, Beck, and The White Stripes.
No official tour dates have been announced yet, but Morrissey is set to play a massive show at the Hollywood Bowl in LA on November 10th. He was also the subject of a biographical film, England is Mine, directed by Mark Gill and starring Jack Lowden.