Whether you reckon he’s a vital activist and the voice of a generation, or just a big ego with an even bigger mouth, there’s no getting around it: Morrissey loves to speak his mind. It’s surprising, then, that it’s taken him this long to break this particular milestone and make his first ever tweet.
As Consequence of Sound reports, he has broken his silence with a hugely important announcement: he spent the day in bed.
Spent the day in bed…
— Morrissey (@officialmoz) September 18, 2017
Yep, that’s the extent of his revelations for today, the news he just had to start @officialmoz for, after disavowing a label-made Twitter account several years back. But while it may seem like an off-the-cuff ‘I don’t give a shit about this platform’ sort of move, it’s actually just a plug for his new single ‘Spent The Day In Bed’, which drops today on BBC Radio 6.
The track is plucked from his upcoming tenth LP Low in High-School, the first since 2014’s World Peace is None of Your Business, and it’ll be dropping on November 17 via BMG and his own label Etienne.
Morrissey probably could have used a day or two in bed after a fairly harrowing year. Having cancelled a few shows earlier this year amid health concerns, the legendary Smiths singer then cancelled an entire Italian tour after a police officer allegedly threatened him with a gun.
“This was a deliberate act of terror by this Officer, who had no personal identification, but whose Polizia 113 motor-bike had the plate G2458,” Morrissey told his fans. “I had not broken the law or acted suspiciously. The officer unlocked his gun and held it as he screamed into my face. Some people came to my rescue.
“This happened outside the Nike store, and many people filmed the obviously insane officer. I believe he recognized me and wanted to frighten me. I did not back down even though I believed he was about to shoot me. I urge people to beware of this dangerously aggressive Officer. He might kill you.”
Thankfully he made it out of the country unscathed, and we’ll be able to hear new music very soon. Until then, check out the trailer for the recent unofficial Morrissey biopic England Is Mine, which was slammed for its portrayal of the man as autistic.