Morrissey’s Putting Together a New Album
Nearly two years ago, Morrissey and his career looked to be in despair. At the time, three years after his last album, he said he didn’t plan to record anything else and that he wasn’t even signed to a label. Such factors contributed to him declaring he would retire in a couple of years. Now that the deadline is rolling around, the former Smiths frontman has changed his tune.
According to a conversation he had with fans, a new album is in the works – although the guitarist following him for most of his solo career is gone, and a release date and title have not been revealed. He said: "[W]e are about to record our new album."
While big-picture details aren’t known, he spoke about one song called “Istanbul”: "When I'm in Istanbul, I feel as if I could never die. My life is matched."
Earlier in the conversation, the singer spoke about chart ranks – specifically, how major labels likely manipulate them. He followed that with: "It's all, now, solely a question of marketing. All success stories are safe and dreary, and you will never be taken by surprise by a hit song that sounds out of place. This is not just my view but the view of everyone I know."
Years of Refusal was Morrissey’s last solo album, coming out in 2009. The release peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 chart and at No. 3 on the U.K. Albums chart.
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