Quickly off the back of announcing and the duly postponing a run of tour dates, the former Smiths frontman Morrissey has returned to our stereos with some new music. So while we may not be seeing him for a while at least we can hear him on new track ‘I Thought You Were Dead’.

The track was released on Saturday as part of a 7″ single put out by Morrissey. Side A had ‘Lover-To-Be’, which featured on the deluxe version of his 2017 LP Low In High School. The B-side of the special Record Store Day release was ‘I Thought You Were Dead’.

Through the wonders of Youtube, we can all now get a glimpse into the new world of Morrissey and perhaps a sneak peek at a new album on the way? Either way, we’re fairly confident we’ll be listening to more Morrissey before we ever see him again.

Take a listen to ‘I Thought You Were Dead’ below

As mentioned, the release comes just as Morrissey was forced to cancel his Canadian tour dates due to a “medical emergency”. 

The former Smiths frontman, who has developed a bit of a reputation for cancelling tour dates in recent years, was due to tour Canada for the first time in 15 years later this month.

“Due to a medical emergency stemming from an accident incurred while traveling in Europe, Morrissey will be forced to postpone his performances in Vancouver to October 14th and 15th, 2019,” a statement from Ticketmaster confirmed.

“Spirits are high and the artist is on the path to a swift recovery.  All tickets will be valid for the new date and exchanges will not be necessary. Thank you for your understanding.”

They continued: “Morrissey looks forward to making his long-awaited return to the city and wishes to deeply thank everyone for their patience. All remaining dates on Morrissey’s tour will resume as planned, commencing in Toronto on Friday Apr 26.”

It remains to be seen if Morrissey will be able to honour his previously announced joint US tour with Interpol which has been pencilled in for September.

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