Morrissey confirmed the impending release of his new album, Bonfire of Teenagers, which he has labelled as “the best album of my life”.
The upcoming album is the first from the former Smiths frontman since he left BMG last year, and Morrissey has revealed that he’ll release this LP through the label that is the highest bidder. The forthcoming record has 11 tracks and was completed by the singer in Los Angeles.
“The worst year of my life concludes with the best album of my life,” a quote from Morrissey states of the album. An additional note about the record states: “Morrissey is unsigned. The album is available to the highest (or lowest) bidder.”
Last year, Morrissey responded characteristically to the news BMG had dropped him in a bitter note on his website. He wrote, “This news is perfectly in keeping with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020,” he said, adding: “We would be critically insane to expect anything positive.
“My three albums with BMG have been the best of my career, and I stand by them till death. Recording them has been a pivotal period in my life, and I thank the previous BMG team and everyone involved for that. It’s still important to me to do music my own way, and I wouldn’t want to be on a label that dictates so specifically how their artists should behave – especially when the word ‘talent’ is notably never mentioned.”
Check out the artwork, and track listing below.
Morrissey Bonfire of Teenagers tracklisting:
- ‘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’