Back in May, we reported that the former Smiths frontman was struggling to find an outlet to release his new material, but it seems that the artist is still dealing with (surprise!) some mixed emotions stemming from the debacle.
The singer recently explained to Pitchfork, “Not many labels want bands who have already made their mark, because their success is usually attributed to some other label somewhere else at another time. Most artists are remembered for the albums that introduced them, or that made their success.”
Morrissey believes that the reason for the hesitation is rooted in the tendencies for labels to cater to lesser-known “breaking” acts over older and more established artists.
With his new album completely written, the singer-songwriter is still searching for a conventional way to release his material within an industry that is inching closer and closer to being completely digital saying, “The entire ‘industry’ has been destroyed in a thousand ways. The Internet has obviously wiped music off the human map—killed the record shop, and killed the patience of labels who consider debut sales of 300,000 to not be good enough.”