Waking Up With JOHNNY MARR And His New Sickly Sticky Single ‘SOMEWHERE’

Daily noise that works faster than any stimulant

21 September 2023

Former Smiths‘ guitar icon JOHNNY MARR worked with countless other artists
after the legendary Morrissey fronted indie band broke up. With New Order‘s Bernard Summer in Electronic, Chrissy Hynde, Bryan Ferry, The The, Modest Mouse and many more.

In between he found the time to fabricate 4 solo albums.

The Messenger
2013 – #10 in the UK
2014 – #9 in the UK
Call The Comet
2015 – #7 in the UK
Fever Dreams Pts 1-4
2022 – #4 in the UK

Lost of material/songs to select a best of from, which Marr did.

be launched on 3 November. Pre-order info here.

The compilation will also feature this new guitar pop gem,
titled SOMEWHERE. A sickly sticky tune that made my day
on the spot.

Marr: “I’ve played a lot of arenas over the years, and in terms of songwriting,
there’s nowhere to hide. For a song to work, it has to be a banger. I know it’s
almost uncool to think in those terms, but I grew up in a house where my parents
listened to Motown, where you couldn’t get a song released if it wasn’t full of hooks.”

Johnny Marr, Antwerp Belgium, 2018 – photo by Turn Up The Volume

It’s a sickly sticky tune that made my day on the spot, which
happened/happens so many times with Marr‘s killer instinct
for flaming tunes.

Here comes the messenger.

Johnny Marr: Website – Instagram

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