Morrissey has just released his 13th solo studio album, I Am Not A Dog On A Chain. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Chicarelli (Beck, The Strokes, The Killers, the album was recorded at Studio La Fabrique in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France and Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California.
“I have now produced four studio albums for Morrissey,” said Chicarelli said in a statement. “This is his boldest and most adventurous album yet. He has pushed the boundaries yet again - both musically and lyrically. And once again proving that as a songwriter and singer, he is in his own category. In truth, no one can be Morrissey but… Morrissey!”
Morrissey has today (March 20th) launched the album by sharing its lead single “Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?” The track features the Motown legend Thelma Houston, who is perhaps best known for her interpretation of “Don’t Leave Me This Way” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 back in 1977. Listen below:
Morrissey | “Bobby, Don't You Think They Know?”
Thelma Houston commented on recording the track: “One of the biggest joys for me in this business is getting the opportunity to collaborate with other top artists. I love the challenge to see if what I do can work with what they’re doing” And on working with Morrisey: “I think the blend of what Morrissey is singing and what I’m singing really works on “Bobby”. And it was a lot of fun working with M in the studio too!”
I Am Not A Dog On A Chain will be released on digital and streaming platforms, plus assorted formats that include digisleeve CD, a black 140 gram vinyl, transparent red vinyl. clear vinyl and cassette tape.
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