Morrissey continues to confound us mere mortals with his penchant for the dramatic. The Moz’s new album, Years of Refusal, is set to come out February 16, 2008 on Polydor/Decca, and while the tracklist has not been finalized, the album cover art has been released.
Morrissey is seen with the requisite facial expression–stern and serious as all hell–holding a baby in his muscular arm. It appears as if the baby has a "W" on his forehead. The Moz’s tight short-sleeved dress shirt is opened to reveal some manly chest hair. The Fred Perry logo is visibly obvious to enforce his Britishness perhaps (as if this is necessary)?
What this all represents is anyone’s guess. Does the baby’s "W" have something to do with a certain outgoing President of the United States?
Honestly, the juxtaposition of the man who wrote "Margaret on the Guillotine" and a baby is somehow mildly disturbing. [Source: Stereogum]