Back in December, famously controversial The Smiths frontman Morrissey announced that he would be releasing a cover album. Since then, the album has been surrounded with rumour and intrigue as a growing list of contributors has been released.
The 12 track album, California Son, drops on May 24th and features a plethora of genre-spanning vocalists. From Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Young the Giant’s Sameer Gadhia, and LP, the album is sure to have one hell of an interesting sound.
Morrissey’s cover album, California Son, has announced Billie Joe Armstrong as a special guest, so it’s just getting more interesting as we go.
Well, it just got more interesting, with Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong recently being announced as a special guest. Performing a cover of The Fifth Dimension’s Wedding Bell Blues alongside Lydia Night there’s no saying what the track will actually sound like. But it is safe to say, we’re intrigued.
You can catch the full tracklist, including contributors below. Morrissey has also dropped the first single, It’s Over, originally by Roy Orbison and featuring LP. Give that a listen below too.
California Son tracklist
1. Morning Starship (Jobriath cover) (feat. Ed Droste)
2. Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow (Joni Mitchell cover) (feat. Ariel Engle)
3. Only a Pawn in Their Game (Bob Dylan cover) (feat. Petra Haden)
4. Suffer the Little Children (Buffy Sainte-Marie cover)
5. Days of Decisions (Phil Ochs cover) (feat. Sameer Gadhia)
6. It’s Over (Roy Orbison cover) (feat. LP)
7. Wedding Bell Blues (The Fifth Dimension cover) (feat. Billie Joe Armstrong and Lydia Night)
8 Loneliness Remembers What Happiness Forgets (Dionne Warwick cover)
9. Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett cover)
10. When You Close Your Eyes (Carly Simon cover) (feat. Petra Haden)
11. Lenny’s Tune (Tim Hardin cover)
12. Some Say I Got Devil (Melanie cover)