I do think it is quite interesting that the new album is being released as 4 x 4 track EP's. It is almost like an admission that across 2 albums of Johnny's solo work you will probably have 4 decent songs.
New song sounds great although for some reason, as much as I truly love his work with The Smiths, The The and as a guitar player myself much respect but I just cannot warm to his Solo stuff.
lyrics are generally too abstract, music is all a bit meh.
Matt’s Instagram Bio still states Drummer for Morrissey with other artists listed as “former”. I am pretty sure Matt would have amended this if he wasn’t still part of the Morrissey plan.
Maybe this is just a temporary thing.