The singer confessed that his sophomore record sounded "too pop" due to pressure from former record label Polydor. He has since moved to Island Records.
Morrison told the Daily Star: "I was under pressure from my record label not to make it too different from my debut because that had sold so well. It was rushed, and I hated making it. I hate wet music, but that's what I've been accused of making."
Speaking of his 2008 duet with Nelly Furtado, 'Broken Strings', he added: "It's far from my favourite song, because it's not got as much feeling as my best ones.
"Polydor did a lot of great things, but I was in this box marked 'popstar' and a new record label emphasises that I'm different this time."
Morrison releases his new album The Awakening on September 26.
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