Low in High School (BMG / Etienne Records)
Low in High School offers a bit of a departure from Morrissey’s signature sound — adding electric pianos, synthesizers and acoustic guitars into the mix and giving way to outstanding pop-driven melodies as displayed on tracks like the record’s contagious first single “spent the day in bed” and standout “Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage.” Perhaps the most brazen song here, “Who Will Protect Us from the Police?” summarizes the sentiment of the album most directly — to be distrustful of the government, authority and misleading media. Morrissey will bring these new tracks to life on an extensive, international 2018 tour. For Moz updates, follow his Twitter page @officialmoz.
Last modified: January 17, 2018