- 31 May 21
"The worst year of my life concludes with the best album of my life," Morrissey said of the new LP.
Morrissey has announced a brand new album, Bonfire Of Teenagers, which will mark his first project since leaving his label deal with BMG.
The Smiths singer will sell the forthcoming body of work to the highest record label bidder.
Announced via the singer’s website, Bonfire Of Teenagers has 11 tracks, and was recently completed in Los Angeles. No release date has yet been announced.
“Morrissey is unsigned. The album is available to the highest (or lowest) bidder,” a note reads, before the artwork and tracklist were revealed.
“This news is perfectly in keeping with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020,” Morrissey said last November after he was dropped from BMG, 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.”
The controversial singer's last studio album was 2020's I Am Not A Dog On A Chain.
Morrissey was recently added to an episode of The Simpsons, with a song titled ‘Everyone Is Horrid Except Me (And Possibly You)’ being sung by a character named Quilloughby (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch). Both Morrissey and his manager Peter Katsis were quick to criticise both the episode and the show itself.
Read the 2014 Hot Press interview with Morrissey here.
Check out the tracklist for Bonfire Of Teenagers below:
1. ‘I Am Veronica’
2. ‘Rebels Without Applause’
3. ‘Kerouac Crack’
4. ‘Ha Ha Harlem’
5. ‘I Live In Oblivion’
6. ‘Bonfire Of Teenagers’
7. ‘My Funeral’
8. ‘Diana Dors’
9. ‘I Ex-Love You’
10. ‘Sure Enough, The Telephone Rings’
11. ‘Saint In A Stained Glass Window’