Morrissey has not only returned with his new single ‘Spent The Day In Bed’, he’s also – gasp! – opened a Twitter account. The track, the first from Morrissey’s new album, Low In High School, got its first radio play in a worldwide exclusive on Chris Evans’ BBC2 breakfast show this morning.
The song finds former Smiths frontman Morrissey in a fabulously positive mood as he breathes in the air, soaks up the warmth of the sun and thanks his lucky stars that he’s glad to be alive in the opening overs of the 21st century.
Actually, it doesn’t. It’s classic Moz as the Pope of Mope elects to stick it to The Man as he decides to skive off under his duvet “as the workers stay enslaved” with “no bus, no boss, no rain, no train” to ruin his day.
And naturally he joins in the chorus of lambasting the media: "And I recommend that you stop watching the news/because the news contrives to frighten you/to make you feel small and alone/ to make you feel that your mind isn't your own."
Elsewhere, Morrissey has finally taken to social media and has opened a Twitter account. His first post? “Spent the day in bed…” of course!
Spent the day in bed...— Morrissey (@officialmoz) September 18, 2017
A subsequent post by Morrissey seems to hint at US tour dates:
OR WA CA AZ UT CO MO IL MI DC NY PA MA— Morrissey (@officialmoz) September 19, 2017
Morrissey’s fans have already voiced their approval of his return.
Matt Bridger said: "What a fabulous single @officialmoz makes my heart sing. The only artist I can truly say that about these days."
What a fabulous single @officialmoz Makes my heart sing. The only artist I can truly say that about these days.— Matt Bridger (@Matt_Bridger68) September 19, 2017
Steven Bain tweeted: “Jus heard the new single… it’s fantastic… Classic Morrissey with an electronic twist. Fabulous… Right time for bed!”
Just heard the new single... it's fantastic... Classic Morrissey with an electronic twist. Fabulous... Right time for bed!— Steven Bain (@stevienbain) September 19, 2017
Morrissey’s new album, Low In High School, is released on November 17.