Single Review – Morrissey – Spent The Day In Bed

I’m sure most, if not all, of us think the idea of snuggling up under the covers all day sounds a whole lot more attractive than tackling this big bad world. This is the idea that surrounds Morrissey’s new single Spent the Day in Bed; a track with instrumentalism as relaxed and lyricism as lazy as its theme. Introduced by sprightly keys, and given some life by a lick of bass, the song starts as it means go on, only to be picked up by a catchy chorus before lapsing back into the same routine. There’s a small section where the lyrics “time, do as I wish” is repeated over and over to some subtle orchestral strings. Other than that, the whole track seems like the same material on a continual loop. It’s flat; it doesn’t really have any soul. For a song that preaches comfort, its depressing undertones and backing track that’s just a bit odd means it kind of does the opposite.
Ellie Chivers

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