Morrissey clearly had a miserable Christmas. By parting ways with his label, the singer-songwriter is taking a completely different path with his music and career.
According to reports, the 63-year-old singer took to his website just before the holiday weekend to announce some big and shocking news.
The announcement, titled “Roll On 2023,” stated:
“Morrissey has voluntarily parted company with Maverick/Quest management. Morrissey has also voluntarily withdrawn from any association with Capitol Records (Los Angeles).”
According to reports, the former Smiths frontman will not be affected by this career move, but he was not done making announcements.
A day after his first announcement, he made another. This time, it was related to his upcoming “hidden” album, which will be released next year.
The announcement, titled “Miley Cyrus Is a Punk Rocker,” stated:
“Miley Cyrus now wants to be taken off the song ‘I Am Veronica’ for which she volunteered backing vocals almost two years ago.”
Perhaps the wound from his departure from Capitol Records was still fresh, as the announcement mentioned the singer-departure songwriter’s once more.
“This comes at a time when Morrissey has disassociated himself with Capitol Records (Los Angeles), who control the hidden album ‘Bonfire of Teenagers.'”
Aside from the announcement, the website also features a photo of Morrissey and Cyrus from the recording session for the song “I Am Veronica,” according to Deadline.
According to NME, Morrissey’s departure from Capitol Records may not come as a complete surprise to some, as the two have had a rocky relationship since the former’s website issued a statement about the singer’s album.
“‘Bonfire of Teenagers’ is no longer scheduled for a February release, as stated by this site. Its fate is exclusively in the hands of Capitol Records (Los Angeles).”
This album was supposed to include Cyrus’ collaboration song with Morrissey, which Morrissey described as “the best album of [his] life.”
However, now that the album has hit several stumbling blocks, many are wondering how the dramatic singer-songwriter will fare.
“Bonfire of Teenagers” allegedly featured collaborations with Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Josh Klinghoffer, and Flea.
Morrissey is one of those artists who has had several controversies, the most recent being his abruptly ending his concert after only a couple of songs. He walked off the stage without saying much.