Morrissey has completed his next album, Bonfire of Teenagers, as per a post on the artist’s site. The collection was recorded in Los Angeles and will include 11 tracks, albeit a delivery date has not yet been affirmed.
“The worst year of my life concludes with the best album of my life,” Morrissey wrote of the release. The post also noted that the singer is currently unsigned and the album is available to the “highest (or lowest) bidder.”
Morrissey headed out in different directions from record label BMG last November. The singer revealed the label had dropped him in a update on his site, named “BMG Dumps Morrissey,” titled “BMG Dumps Morrissey,” noting, “BMG have appointed a new executive who does not want another Morrissey album. Instead, the new BMG Executive has announced new plans for ‘diversity’ within BMG’s artist roster, and all projected BMG Morrissey releases/reissues have been scrapped.”
He added, “This news is perfectly in keeping with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020. We would be critically insane to expect anything positive.”
Morrissey stood out as truly newsworthy recently when a scene of The Simpsons mocked the previous Smiths artist with a moody character named Quilloughby. The character, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, becomes Lisa Simpson’s imaginary friend in the episode, named “Panic on the Streets of Springfield.” The episode also included a mopey, Morrissey-esque tune called “Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You).”
The singer, obviously, posted some decision words on his site accordingly, composing, ““The hatred shown towards me from the creators of The Simpsons is obviously a taunting lawsuit. But one that requires more funding than I could possibly muster in order to make a challenge.”
His chief Peter Katsis disclosed to Rolling Stone, “It’s funny that none of the stories are talking about the false portrayals or what The Simpsons did. The Simpsons are claiming it’s a composite of several artists — obviously so we don’t sue them. What no one’s talking about is how insulting it truly is. The guy is still a super vegan. His beliefs in animal rights is what’s got him to this point.”
Morrissey has sought controversy a lot in the previous few years, which may clarify why BMG dropped him. In 2019, he guaranteed in a meeting on his site that he isn’t bigoted in light of the fact that “everyone ultimately prefers their own race” and has been a public supporter of extreme right-wing politics in Britain.
Morrissey will perform five nights at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas from August 28. His site affirms that “there are no anti-social distancing or facial concealment rules in place” for the shows. His last album, I Am Not a Dog on a Chain, turned out in 2020.
See the tracklist for ‘Bonfire Of Teenagers’ below:
- ‘I Am Veronica’‘Rebels Without Applause’
- ‘Kerouac Crack’
- ‘Ha Ha Harlem’
- ‘I Live In Oblivion’
- ‘Bonfire Of Teenagers’
- ‘My Funeral’
- ‘Diana Dors’
- ‘I Ex-Love You’
- ‘Sure Enough, The Telephone Rings’
- ‘Saint In A Stained Glass Window’
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