A$AP Rocky is no stranger to a left-field collaboration with an ageing British rockstar, having linked up previously with Rod Stewart, and now he’s recruited Morrissey to appear on his upcoming album.
The New York rapper hasn’t released an album since 2018’s Testing and has been working on his upcoming project, All Smiles, since last summer when he ventured on a cross-country trip across the States with his partner, Rihanna. Rocky said that the body of work “ghetto love tale” that is “way more mature” than his previous material.
“It’s all about the evolution,” Rocky said about his new album to GQ. “If I’m still doing the same shit with the same sounds and the same bars and the same visuals from years ago, what’s the point? You got that catalogue. You can go revisit that.”
The rapper noted how Rihanna has helped him with the album but didn’t mention if she features on the upcoming release. “I think it’s important to have somebody that you can bounce those creative juices and ideas off of,” he said of her influence on his new music. “It’s just a different point of view.”
One person who is confirmed to appear on the record is the former frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey. The two have been working remotely together, with Morrissey contributing to the writing, production, and vocals to the forthcoming album. “Anything you need him to do, he show up and do,” Rocky said about his collaborator.
We now wait patiently to see what the unlikely pairing have in store for us.