Listen to Morrissey’s Latest ‘Low in High School’ Track, ‘I Wish You Lonely’
Morrissey is streaming the new track “I Wish You Lonely,” which is taken from his upcoming album Low in High School. It follows the release of a video for “Spent the Day in Bed” and a radio performance that included four more songs. You can listen to the new stream below.
“My concern wanders to anyone feeling academically or spiritually low in high school,” Morrisey recently said of the LP title. “Can young people ever be carefree again? It’s a question.” Asked if there was a theme running through the entire work, he said: “Yes, a rage in the blood, plus endless hooks … is that enough?”
The former Smiths frontman also wanted to prove that “good chart music does not need to be completely impersonal," he said, and added that he’d aimed to reflect the current global political situation. “The political elite has stopped breathing. The people and the politicians everywhere are openly in a state of mutual contempt. Translate all of this into great music and life becomes hopeful," he said.
BMG label boss Korda Marshall hailed Low in High School as a "landmark" album. “There are not many artists around today that can compare to Morrissey. He is an extraordinary talent. He is prodigious, literate, witty, elegant – and above all, courageous. His lyrics, humor and melodies have influenced many generations. The music on this record will speak for itself,” he said.
The follow-up to 2014’s World Peace is None of Your Business will be released on Nov. 17 via BMG. Morrissey plans to commence a U.S. tour on Oct. 31, which will run until Dec. 7.
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