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Morrissey says Capitol Records is promoting Sam Smith’s "satanism" rather than his new album

14 February 2023, 10:02 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Morrissey has hit out at Capitol Records LA, claiming the label is prioritising Sam Smith's "satanism" over his new album Bonfire of Teenagers.

Yesterday (13 February) Morrissey shared a new update via his site about his former label Capitol Records LA, and how they're focusing on Sam Smith's "satanism" rather than putting out his Bonfire of Teenagers album.

Morrissey's post comes days after Smith and Kim Petras performed their chart-topping, Grammy-winning 2022 single "Unholy" at the BRIT Awards. He wrote, "Capitol Records (Los Angeles) proudly promotes Sam Smith’s ‘satanism’; yet they consider the honest truth of Morrissey’s factual Bonfire of Teenagers to be their biggest threat and they will not release it despite their contractual obligation and promise to do so."

In December last year Morrissey announced his split from Capitol Records. At the same time, he also revealed that Miley Cyrus wanted to be removed from one of the songs on Bonfire of Teenagers nearly two years after recording it together.

Earlier this month the Church of Satan responded to Sam Smith and Kim Petras' Grammys performance, saying it was "nothing particularly special".

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