Does Morrissey have Israel on his mind?

Two track names on Morrissey's new album, which is slated to be released November 17, appear to make references to Israel.

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September 19, 2017 15:38
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English singer Morrissey performs

English singer Morrissey performs. (photo credit: TOBIAS SCHWARZ / REUTERS)

 
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It seems like prominent indie rock singer Morrissey might have been thinking a lot about the Jewish state when he recorded his latest album "Low in High School."

Two track names on the album, which is slated to be released November 17, appear to make references to Israel. Those are titled "The Girl from Tel Aviv Who Wouldn’t Kneel" and "Israel," according to the listing published by Pitchfork.com on Tuesday.

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The same day, the singer released his first single from the album, his 11th, entitled "Spent the Day in Bed." Lyrics of that song include "And I recommend that you stop watching the news/ Because the news contrives to frighten you/ To make you feel small and alone/ To make you feel that your mind isn't your own."

Purported images of the album cover posted online feature a child holding an axe and a poster reading "Axe the monarchy."

When the album was first announced last month, BMG record company released a statement saying that “Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and melodies is more prevalent than ever on Low in High-School, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.”

Morrissey last performed in Israel in August 2016, when he played in Tel Aviv and then Caesarea. He previously played concerts in Israel in 2012 and 2008. In 2012 he ended his show wrapped in an Israeli flag.

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