After Morrissey sadly announced that he will not be returning to the UK to play live shows, a little uncontainable sigh couldn’t help but urge its way out of my mouth, this is why.
Morrissey is possibly one of the only true solo artists that have an incredibly body of work that he’s proud of. Yes, you have solo artists with the same large portfolio, but most of them have been compromised and are undeniably plain at some point. Morrissey has his own personal standard and will not accept for anything less, each song has a message, a story or a strong view which has always put him out of favour with many people. But for the ones who share the same passion he does for his songs, his music is a work of art to live by.
This is the reason it will hit some people hard, because there’s nothing like being in the presence of your idol, a true great and to be singing to the top of your lungs uncontrollably with them. Although he will still be touring around the World and some hardcore fans who are not strapped for cash will undoubtedly venture out to see the icon, there will be others who are tied to a low paid job and have bills to pay will have to sit and watch from the sidelines.
I had the privilege to go and see Morrissey earlier in the year and, it will be my only time as I’m one of those poor people. The experience was magical and mind blowing, as I still cannot believe I saw him perform live. To those people who never had the chance it would be cruel to lie, but you missed out. To Morrissey, I wish him only the best and I hope he can continue to create music nobody else can.