Morrissey has revealed that his beforehand introduced residency in Las Vegas will “showcase” songs from his as-yet-unreleased new album, Bonfire of Youngsters, which has been completed for greater than a 12 months. At every of the primary 4 exhibits on his just-launched U.S. tour, the previous Smiths frontman has debuted what he stated from the stage is the album’s first single, “I Am Veronica.”
“The joys of this album was the pace underneath which it was recorded,” Morrissey wrote at the moment (Might 20) on his website. “Contemplating the knots of grief I had expertise[d] on the time, it made Bonfire an unbelievable achievement for me.”
After releasing his final three albums by way of BMG, Morrissey stays unsigned and with out a label associate for Bonfire of Youngsters, which was produced by former Grammy producer of the 12 months Andrew Watt. Watt enlisted two frequent collaborators and shut associates, Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and that band’s former guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, to play on the periods.
In Might 2021, Morrissey stated the album was full and “out there to the best (or lowest) bidder,” in reference to his lack of a label deal. He additionally enthused that it was “the most effective album of my life.” The current U.S. exhibits have seen the return of longtime guitarist/songwriting associate Alain Whyte, who hadn’t toured with Morrissey since 2009. Whyte changed fellow longtime guitarist Boz Boorer, who was absent for unknown causes.
The brand new music has already acquired a co-sign from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, who additionally labored with Watt, Smith, and Klinghoffer on his newest solo album, Earthling. Final December, Vedder advised a small group of journalists at an Earthling listening session that the Bonfire music “was a number of the best Morrissey I’d heard since again when it was the best Morrissey. This was like strong, nice Morrissey, the entire time.”