Today (10/22), English musician, singer and guitarist BILLY MORRISON has partnered with YAHOO! MUSIC to offer fans an advance listen to his new–and second–album GOD SHAPED HOLE (featuring 10 tracks, five originals and five cover songs) which is set for release tomorrow, October 23. Click here Click here to listen to GOD SHAPED HOLE and order the album via Amazon (here) and iTunes (here).
Due out on his own King Mob Music label, the album was co-produced by MORRISON and Erik Eldenius and mixed by Mike Clink (who produced Guns N’ Roses‘ landmark debut album, Appetite for Destruction) and John Spiker. MORRISON–who currently plays guitar in Billy Idol‘s band and co-wrote songs on Idol’s latest KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND album–is joined by Idol bandmates Steve Stevens and Erik Eldenius, Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro. Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne lends lead vocals on “Gods,” a Morrison/Osbourne co-write.
“This song means a lot to me because I worked on it with all my mates,”Ozzy Osbourne says of the “Gods” track.
To coincide with MORRISON‘s passion for painting, a special, limited edition run of 200 art packs for GOD SHAPED HOLE–the only opportunity to own the CD and the prints–are available exclusively at http://billymorrison.bigcartel.com/ for $175 and includes:
* Physical limited edition CD with full color 8-page booklet–signed and numbered.
* Limited Edition fine art Giclee print of the “God Shaped Hole” cover artwork–18″ x 24″ on archival 255mg paper–signed and numbered.
* Signed 8″ x 10″ glossy photograph.
* Hand written lyrics from one of the original songs on the record.
* Set of four Billy Morrison tour guitar picks from this last 2015 Billy Idol tour.
The GOD SHAPED HOLE track listing is as follows:
“Goodbye Jimmy Dean” (Boys Wonder)
“Baby Hurricane” (Flesh For Lulu)
“Alone In A Crowd”
“Housewife” (Wasted Youth–the U.K. Band, not the U.S. Band)
“Hold It Down” (Senseless Things)
“You Are In My Vision” (Gary Numan And Tubeway Army)
“For his first single, ‘Methadonia,’ Morrison mines an old idea and an old affliction–methadone addiction–to produce a hard-edged, heavy rock track that positively crackles with distorted, electric fury…the gritty, realness of Morrison’s experience burns through at the core of the track, making for a dark, satisfying head-banger.”
—ELMOREMAGAZINE.COM, September 25, 2015
“It is a record with many shades, something that also shows up in his art and Morrison painted what would become the cover for the album…One tour through his online art gallery and you recognize a man of many colors, emotions, thoughts and trajectories. And you will probably find at least one painting that calls out to you…and at least one song on God Shaped Hole as well. It is a treacherous place, one’s soul, filled with potholes and fractures in the foundation, and Morrison has found a way to document his in several different outlets.”
–Leslie Michele Derrough, GLIDEMAGAZINE.COM, October 19, 2015
“…releasing his second solo CD, God Shaped Hole, and Morrison doesn’t back down from his punk roots–he runs full throttle…the album rocks with its raw, yet melodic, punk inspired tunes that are so infectious that once in your head, sticks…stand out tracks include ‘Baby Hurricane,’ ‘Ordinary Girl,’ ‘Gods,’ and ‘Methadonia.'”
–Robert Cavuoto, GUITARINTERNATIONAL.COM, October 5, 2015
“On October 23rd Billy releases his second solo album God Shaped Hole which features a tremendous new song ‘Gods’ written by Billy and Ozzy Osbourne!”
–John Doan, MUSICFRENZY.NET, October 15, 2015
“Billy Morrison is an incredible musician…”
–Leah Adams, ALLACCESS.COM, October 16, 2105