Morrissey pays tribute to his dear friend and collaborator Chrissie Hynde with a cover of Pretenders’ classic ‘Back on the Chain Gang’.
The video sees the former Smiths frontman flanked by his backing band and hazy-eyed dancers in 60s fashion in front of a wall of old posters depicting the man himself.
The video’s Lynchian setting only further adds to the dreamy air of the cover, a jangly re-imagining of the original bolstered by Morrissey’s unmistakable croon.
Listen to ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ by Morrissey on the Official Fantasy Premier League Playlist on Spotify.
The Britpop legend performed ‘Back on the Chain Gang’ on The Late Late Show with James Corden on November 7.
The touching cover is the single from the upcoming special double vinyl deluxe edition of latest effort ‘Low in High School’, released via BMG. The re-release features four unreleased original tracks, five live cover songs of Morrissey’s favourite artists, and a limited edition lithographed photograph of Morrissey, and a rare version of a photo booth portrait taken when the legendary frontman was a student.
The 59-year-old has also revealed that he is set to release a covers album, titled ‘California Son’, featuring 12 tracks including his own take on songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Roy Orbison.