Morrissey’s new, original song ‘I Thought You Were Dead’ shows he’s still a rule-breaker

NME - 04-15


It's the B-side to 'Lover-To-Be', released on vinyl for Record Store Day. Morrissey has always been weird. Well, that much is obvious, isn’t it? But the point is that his and The Smiths’ discography has been studded with oddities over the years, with left-field subject matter and off-kilter arrangements aplenty. A few of The Smiths’ odder moments: ‘Vicar In A Tutu’, ‘Girlfriend In A Coma’, ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’, ‘Is It Really So Strange?’ (that last one really answers its own question). A few of Moz’s odder solo moments: ‘Ouija Board, Ouija Board’, ‘You’re The One For Me, Fatty’, ‘The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get’.