The musician has always had an uneven relationship with the music industry too, saying in an interview last year. “There was a time when the music industry served the artist, but now the artist must serve the music industry, which is why everything is now so tasteless.” continuing, “There is extremely heavy censorship now. It is severely controlled and monitored to make sure that any singer with a political message cannot get through. The result is obvious. We are left with music charts that do not reflect the feelings and needs of devout music lovers.”
Luckily though it’s this outspokenness that encouraged his new label to take him on.
“There are not many artists around today that can compare to Morrissey. He is an extraordinary talent.”said Korda Marshall, EVP of BMG. “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 he is a dream signing for BMG.”
Speaking about the new album in a statement BMG said, “Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and melodies is more prevalent than ever on Low in High-School, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.”