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Morrissey Talks New Album, Future Of Etienne Records
"It's a bit like a dating agency where two people might seem right for each other, and so it is with music and words," Morrissey told Billboard about his approach to songwriting for his new album. "As long as words behave on the page, then the song works. I don't ever feel that it's time to be different or new because I feel that I've always had so much to say."
The English singer built his own record label, Etienne, to release and distribute Low In High School, in part to avoid the sort of public meltdown that plagued his previous relationship with Harvest Records, ultimately resulting in his 2014 LP, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, being dropped by the label just three weeks after its release.
Speaking on the future plans for his new label, Morrissey explained, "Whatever happens in the world, music is for eternity. It's a great pleasure and very healthy to produce and create, and I'd love to expand Etienne and sign up music that counts."
Low In High School is slated for release on Friday, Nov. 17. Morrissey's 2017 U.S. tour will continue through Dec. 10, and tickets are still available from some shows from his website.