Low in High School is Morrissey's first album since 2014 and the iconic musician's debut for BMG. On his eleventh studio effort, Morrissey's talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever as he captures the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world. Low in High School was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and Ennio Morricone's Forum Studios in Rome. The record was produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck, The White Stripes).
Recognized as one of the most influential artists of all time, Morrissey is widely credited as a seminal figure in the emergence of indie rock and Britpop. After The Smiths, Morrisseyachieved greater success as a prolific solo artist. All 10 of his solo albums have entered the Top 10 on the UK album charts, including three entries at No. 1. Releasing his debut solo album Viva Hate in 1988, he has since released a number of critically acclaimed follow-ups, including Kill Uncle, Your Arsenal and the hugely successful comeback album You Are the Quarry after a five-year hiatus in 2004.
Morrissey's music acts as a rite of passage for all who discover alternative music. His lyrics, at times blunt and fearless, other times vulnerable and poignant, continue to resonate with listeners around the world with their unmatched emotional depth and theatrical, poetic delivery. Pitchfork called him "one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture," and the UK's Independent declared, "Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime."