Last month, Morrissey announced his upcoming album/new working autobiography title, Low in High School. High off of a slew of concert cancellations in support of 2014's flop, World Peace is None of Your Business, Morrissey's new album will reportedly explore the "zeitgeist of an ever-changing world." Low in High School features tracks with distinctly Morrissey-esque titles such as "Home is a Question Mark" and "When You Open Your Legs," and earlier this week, we were treated to a look at its lead single, "Spent the Day in Bed." It's essentially an anti-capitalist defense of inaction and alienation, featuring some inexplicable DJ scratching and too many synths. Give it a listen below:
Low in High School is set to drop on November 17th.
In other Debbie Downer news, notorious fun-ruiner Yoko Ono has demanded that a Polish beverage maker change the name of their popular lemonade brand, the John Lemon. Ono has threatened legal action, claiming that the name infringes upon John Lennon's trademark, though the trademark for John Lemon was registered a whole two years before Lennon's own name. Still, advertisements for the drink have featured Lennon's likeness and lyrics, and, rather than face legal repercussions, the John Lemon will henceforth be known as the way-less-snappy "On Lemon." The infringement accusations in the musical world don't stop there: the songwriters for 3LW's hit song "Playas Gon' Play" are claiming they deserve a cut of the pie for Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off." Admittedly, the lyrics are pretty similar, though there really can't be too many creative ways to say "playas gonna play" and "haters gonna hate." Swift claims that this is nothing but a "money grab," though I'm sure she has plenty to spare.
Finally, wet blanket guru Billy Corgan--the artist formerly known as the only remaining member of the Smashing Pumpkins--has released a trailer for the short film that will go along with his upcoming album, Ogilala. Apparently it's a new year and a new Billy Corgan--the album will be attributed to the much more official "William Patrick Corgan"--but so far nothing about the trailer for the movie, titled Pillbox, stands out as new territory for Corgan. It's a silent film featuring crackly war footage and lots of intense stares. Watch the trailer for Pillbox below: