Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is back with a new single, “Spirit, Power And Soul,” which will appear on the upcoming Fever Dreams Pt 1. It’s the first portion of a longer double album with the same name, whose details will be announced at a later date.
The track can be considered as an important milestone in the early history of The Smiths. “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” was the band’s first single to reach the 10th position in the UK Singles Chart. It also marked the beginning of Stephen Street’s work with the band as producer and engineer. The title, lyrics and morose atmosphere of the song helped to seal The Smiths‘ image as that of a camp, lugubrious band. “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now” was first composed by Johnny Marr in the Iroquois Hotel in New York,
Johnny Marr had the good fortune (or misfortune, depending on your point of view) of starting The Smiths along with Morrissey, whom he later fell out with seemingly forever. Since The Smiths broke up in 1987, Marr has been a member of groups such as The Pretenders, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. Now he comes to Barcelona on his own to perform his third solo album, ‘Call the Comet’ (2018). Today in concert at sala Bikini.