Morrissey announces new album ‘Low In High-School’, launches new label with BMG


We’re still awaiting confirmation for those alleged fall Morrissey tour dates, including an October 3 stop at the Orpheum in Boston. But here’s one thing that’s suddenly locked in: A new album from the former Smiths singer.

Low in High-School, Morrissey’s 11th studio album and first in three years, will be out November 17 via BMG, which has partnered with Moz on creating his own label, Etienne Records. The new release will be offered digitally as well as on CD, colored vinyl and limited edition cassette, according to the Manchester Evening News.

It’s said to capture “the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.”

Enter in your own “November Spawned A Record” jokes below.

“There are not many artists around today that can compare to Morrissey,” says BMG’s Korda Marshall in a statement. “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.”

Mozzer’s new album, which follows-up 2014’s World Peace Is None Of Your Business, was recorded at Framnce’s La Fabrique Studios and Rome’s Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. It was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Frank Zappa, The Strokes).

A few weeks back, a handful of Morrissey tour dates leaked via Spotify. As of press time, only one date is publicly booked: A November 10 appearance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Stay tuned.