Iconic British alternative rock singer songwriter Morrissey has just released a gorgeous cover of the Roy Orbison song ‘It’s Over‘. The song is part of his upcoming covers album California Son.
And what is utterly lovely about Morrissey’s ‘It’s Over’ is his voice sounds so similar to Orbison’s it is quite eerie. Well, and incredibly, incredibly sweet.
Morrissey’s ‘It’s Over’ is one of 12 songs on his new covers album.
Twelve songs you may not necessarily have thought would be a good fit for Morrissey but, if his first release is anything to go by, every one of them is likely to be something quite special.
All 12 tracks on Morning Son are as follows:
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)
Songs that, for the most part, are not the most famous releases the original artists recorded, yet still quite iconic in their own right.
Morrissey’s California Son is due to be released on May 24th, although it is likely we will get a few more single releases before then.
You can pre-order the album now on all the usual digital platforms.
Meanwhile, listen to Morrissey’s ‘It’s Over‘ in the official audio below, and keep up to date on everything the man himself is doing on his website.
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