Today's song up for discussion is this Morrissey/Lopez composition from IANADOAC.
What do we think of this one?
Its terrible. Moz is trying to emulate Blackstar Bowie, who himself was trying to emulate late era Scott Walker.
Just stick with Scott if you want avant garde crooning, he's the pinnacle. Morrissey nor Bowie could ever reach his highs. His stuff is like a David Lynch film compressed into 10 minutes. Listening to the Phantom Of The Opera on DMT.
20 years, 7 months 27 days.His worst song ever ......
I seriously doubt one would write and put out a song like this if relevance was the ultimate goal. This is rather a big F you to the mainstream and those that pine for relevance.Many here see IANADOAC as a kind of improvement. Many also praise Morrissey's willingness to musically leave the comfort zone. Partly it succeeded, but partly it didn't. Personally, I don't need a late Depeche Mode beat under Morrissey's unique voice, I just want to hear songs, hooks, bridges and refrains that give me goosebumps. He got that with his musicians in the last 10 too rarely. TSOM dares a lot but unfortunately loses everything. It is the hopeless plea for relevance and meaning. There was already something like that by other artists 30-40 years ago, only better. Maybe you also have to admit that Morrissey just can't do everything musically. Improvisation is also not his strength. An outlier like "Sorrow will come in the end" was much more elegant in 1997. A crude mini-musical melody to which Morrissey conjures up pure hatred in a hate-filled (but still gentle) voice.