Morrissey teases potential new album 'I Am Not A Dog On A Chain'

British singer Morrissey performing during a concert at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, on November 22, 2018

The former Smiths frontman made the announcement on his website Morrissey Central, also revealing that the full-length would arrive on March 2020 via BMG.

"I Am Not a Dog on a Chain" would mark Morrissey's 13th studio effort, following his 2019 cover album "California Son."

The full-length was reportedly recorded in the French town of Saint-Remy with his long-term collaborator and renowned producer Joe Chiccarelli.

Although details about the inspiration behind "I Am Not a Dog on a Chain" are still scarce to date, Morrissey described his forthcoming studio project as "the very best of me ... too good to be true ... too true to be considered good ..."

The album would be led by the yet-to-be-released "Bobby, Don't You Think They Know?", which notably features vocals by soul legend Thelma Houston.

It would also feature the B-side "Rainbow Valley," which was originally released in 1968 by London-based pop and soul group Love Affair.

According to Morrissey Central, "I Am Not a Dog on a Chain" will arrive ahead of an extensive reissue campaign that the rock singer will launch through BMG.

Several Morrissey albums will be remastered and reissued with updated artwork and sleeve notes throughout 2020, including his 1995 "Southpaw Grammar" and his 2009 "Years of Refusal."

Last month, Morrissey made headlines when he was reportedly caught signing copies of other artists' classic albums and selling them as merchandise at his shows.

According to a photo taken during his last show at the Hollywood Bowl, the musician was offering autographed copies of Patti Smith's "Horses," Lou Reed's "Transformer," David Bowie's "Aladdin Sane," and Iggy Pop's "Raw Power"-- each listed at $300.