Morrissey Shares Cover of Jobriath’s “Morning Starship” (Feat. Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear)

California Son Due Out May 24 via BMG

Mar 20, 2019
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Morrissey is releasing California Son, a covers album, on May 24 via BMG. Now he has shared the album's cover of "Morning Starship," a 1973 song by Jobriath (aka Bruce Wayne Campbell). The track features Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear. Campbell is considered to be the first openly gay artist to be signed to a major label, but he tragically passed away in 1983 from AIDS. Listen to the cover below.

Previously Morrissey shared California Son's first single, a cover of Roy Orbison's "It's Over" that featured LP (aka Laura Pergolizzi). The album also features Broken Social Scene's Ariel Engle, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, The Regrettes' Lydia Night, Petra Haden, and Young The Giant's Sameer Gadhia.

Morrissey's last album was 2017's Low in High School. The album's deluxe edition, which was released last December, included four previously unreleased tracks and five covers of songs by his favorite artists, including his cover of The Pretenders' "Back on the Chain Gang."

Also read our review of Low in High School.

California Son Tracklist:

1. Morning Starship (Jobriath) with Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear
2. Don't Interrupt The Sorrow (Joni Mitchell) with Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene
3. Only a Pawn In Their Game (Bob Dylan) with Petra Haden
4. Suffer the Little Children (Buffy St Marie) 
5. Days of Decision (Phil Ochs) with Sameer Gadhia of Young The Giant
6. It's Over (Roy Orbison) with LP
7. Wedding Bell Blues (The Fifth Dimension) with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day & Lydia Night of The Regrettes
8. Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Dionne Warwick)
9. Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett)
10. When You Close Your Eyes (Carly Simon) with Petra Haden
11. Lenny's Tune (Tim Hardin)
12. Some Say I Got Devil (Melanie)

(Via Stereogum)

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