Johnny Marr, one of the most celebrated and influential guitarists in the history of contemporary music, will release his first ever solo album, The Messenger, on February 26 via Sire/ADA. The 12-song set captures Marr’s musical vision exactly as he imagined, featuring his signature guitar and vocals front and center with a sound which mixes elements of angular art rock and rock n’ roll.
The release of The Messenger marks a significant milestone in Marr’s distinguished career. First known for his work alongside Morrissey as the creative force behind The Smiths, Marr has spent the last two decades collaborating with a diverse array of acclaimed bands, including Talking Heads, Pet Shop Boys, The The, Electronic and more. Marr was a member of the Modest Mouse line-up for 2007’s We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200.