Morrissey Calls Out the Media and the Machine in 'Spent the Day in Bed'
    • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

    • Posted by: Olivia Lewis


    A little while ago, Morrissey released his first single from his upcoming album and his first new music since 2014, "Spent the Day in Bed." The album, Low In High School, is set to be released on November 17 and will be backed by a U.S. tour with dates and venues to be announced.

    "Spent the Day in Bed" opens with a plucky keyboard before the warm guitars, bass and drums come in. Lyrically, Morrissey veils his complaints against the mass media and being a part of the societal machine in advocacy for an introverted solution to self care. Morrissey repeats in the chorus his recommendation that you "Stop watching the news/Because the news contrives to frighten you." By the third verse, Morrissey urges you to find comfort in morbidity, singing "Life ends in death/So there's nothing wrong with/Being good to yourself," and he finishes with a mantra of avoiding the mundane tribulations of society: "No bus, no boss, no rain, no train/No emasculation, no castration."

    Despite his apparent disdain for the media which makes you "feel small and alone," Morrissey recently took to Twitter to tease and promote this new single after joining the site for the first time. After teasing fans with a vague post about having "spent all day in bed…" and a list of states, @officialmoz tweeted the link to pre-order Low In High School.

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