Morrissey Gives More Details About New Album
Last week, Morrissey revealed in a conversation with fans that he plans to put together a new album. This contradicted statements from close to two years ago, in which he claimed he didn’t have a label, would likely never make another album, and planned to retire.
The news was confirmed this week by new label Harvest Records, part of Capitol Music Group. Morrissey inked a new contract with them, saying in a press statement that he’s “thrilled” to be releasing his upcoming album through their label.
Although a title and official release date have yet to be revealed, the album is expected to drop in the second quarter of 2014. Morrissey already started work, recording with Joe Chiccarelli and his regular backing band in France. A tour in support is expected to follow later this year.
Regarding the addition to Morrissey, Capitol Music Group Chairman and CEO Steve Barnett said in a statement: "Morrissey is clearly one of music's most important and influential artists. He is the rare soul who has stayed consistently true to his artistic vision and ethical principles since he first exploded onto the scene in the 1980s. We are so happy that he has chosen Capitol Music Group as his home and that his forthcoming album on Harvest will bring new Morrissey music to the world."
The new release follows Years of Refusal. The 2009 album went to No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the U.K. Albums chart.
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