Morrissey will release his new album Low In High-School on November 17.
The former Smiths frontman has signed with BMG for his 11th solo record. It’s the latest label partnership in a long history of album deals for Morrissey.
His 2014 Harvest/Capitol album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, ran into problems within weeks of its release over disagreements between the singer and label executives. The album was quickly deleted and remains unavailable on iTunes.
The BMG deal will see Morrissey launch a new label, Etienne Records, for the release of the album. 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 (The Strokes, Beck, The White Stripes).
As well as a digital release, the album will be issued on CD, coloured vinyl and limited edition cassette.
Korda Marshall, EVP of BMG, said: “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.”
The singer has confirmed a date at Hollywood Bowl on November 10.