Morrissey has announced details of his brand new album. Low In High-School is set for release on November 17 and will be available on CD, coloured vinyl, digital downloads and limited edition cassette. As far as we can tell, there won’t be any 10” 78rpm editions released.
It’ll be Morrissey’s first album since 2014’s World Peace Is None Of Your Business and will also be the former Smiths’ frontman’s first album for BMG, which is partnering with the singer 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 previously worked with the late Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes among others.
Korda Marshall (Executive Vice-President of BMG) said of the signing: “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, humour and melodies have influenced many generations. The music on this new landmark record will speak for itself and we are delighted to welcome him to BMG.”
Morrissey will welcome the release of the album with a huge show at the Hollywood Bowl in California on November 10. More dates are expected to follow.
All 10 of Morrissey’s solo albums have reached the Top 10 in the UK Album Charts, including three at Number One. His 2013 autobiography, published by Penguin Classics, also shot to the top of the best-seller lists. The Morrissey bio-pic, England Is Mine, premiered at the closing gala of the Edinburgh film festival in July.