"This highlight of Moz's new album.. sprightly - almost funky" Q
"An invitation to us to skip the daily commute and indulge ourselves horizontally" The Times
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York, NY (October 17, 2017) - Morrissey has revealed the video for "Spent The Day In Bed," the first single taken from the upcoming album Low in High School.
Opening with a tongue-in-cheek scene, long-time fan Joey Barton is seen pushing a deadpan Morrissey around an old school social club in a wheelchair. The video also features the iconic performance artist David Hoyle.
"Spent The Day In Bed" was filmed at the 142 year-old Peckham Liberal Club and directed by prominent music video director Sophie Muller who has previously worked with Beyoncé, Kings Of Leon, Blur, The Killers and Annie Lennox. It’s the first time she has worked with Morrissey.
The track sees Morrissey slinging out advice to take on the media in classic fashion and recommending to “Stop watching the news because the news contrives to frighten you," suggesting swapping the daily grind commute for a day lying in bed instead. It’s clear that in 2017, in a world of fake news and scaremongering politics, that Morrissey’s voice and biting honesty is needed more than ever.
Morrissey has also today announced two unique pop-up shops to celebrate the release of Low in High School.
Giving fans the chance to "Spend The Day In Camden," the first shop will be open in Camden, London on Friday, November 17 - Sunday, November 19. There will also be a second shop on Melrose Ave, Los Angeles.
Morrissey Fall 2017 Tour Tue Oct 31 – Portland, OR – Schnitzer Concert Hall Thu, Nov 2 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre Sat, Nov 4 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic Auditorium Sun, Nov 5 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheare Fri, Nov 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl w/ Billy Idol (SOLD OUT) Sat, Nov 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl w/ Billy Idol Thu, Nov 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Sat, Nov 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall Mon, Nov 20 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre Wed, Nov 22 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House Sat, Nov 25 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater Tue, Nov 28 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit Thu, Nov 30 – Washington, DC – The Anthem Sat, Dec 2 – New York, NY – Theatre at Madison Square Garden Mon, Dec 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore Thu, Dec 7 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
01. My Love, I'd Do Anything for You
02. I Wish You Lonely
03. Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage
04. Home Is a Question Mark
05. Spent the Day in Bed
06. I Bury the Living
07. In Your Lap
08. The Girl from Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel
09. All the Young People Must Fall in Love
10. When You Open Your Legs
11. Who Will Protect Us from the Police?
The album will be available on multiple digital and physical formats, including MFiT, MQS, CD, LP, and cassette. Limited vinyl formats and bundles will be available via the Mporium. Options include different colored vinyl with lyrics and sleeve notes in French (blue), Spanish (transparent orange), and Japanese (transparent yellow). The Mporium will also stock a limited edition 7” box set with clear vinyl.
A limited eidition clear 7" vinyl of "Spent The Day In Bed" will also be available from October 27 and can be pre-ordered now.
Low in High School will be Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and his debut for BMG. The album will see BMG partnering with Morrissey on the new release and on the launch of his new label, Etienne Records. Low in High School was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few).
Rising to prominence as frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey went on to forge an even more successful career as a solo artist, with all ten of his solo efforts landing in the Top 10 on the UK album charts, including 3 entries at the #1 position. Releasing his debut solo album Viva Hate back in 1988, he has since released a number of critically acclaimed follow-ups including Kill Uncle and Your Arsenal, and hugely successful comeback album You Are the Quarry after a five year hiatus in 2004.
In 2013, Morrissey published his record-breaking autobiography on Penguin Classics, immediately topping the best-seller list with literary reviewers hailing it a masterpiece in writing and prose.