The 11-song album, recorded in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, and produced by frequent collaborator Joe Chiccarelli, is preceded by first single “Bobby, Don't You Think They Know?” featuring R&B great Thelma Houston.
“One of the biggest joys for me in this business is getting the opportunity to collaborate with other top artists,” Houston said of the collaboration in a statement. “I love the challenge to see if what I do can work with what they're doing. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. I think the blend of what Morrissey is singing and what I'm singing really works on ‘Bobby.' And it was a lot of fun working with M in the studio too!”
I Am Not a Dog on a Chain — out March 20th via BMG — marks Morrissey's first LP of original music since 2017's Low in High School; the controversial singer also released his all-star covers album California Son in 2019.