On the strength of his autobiography…Autobiography...music legend Morrissey announced yesterday that he has a work of fiction on the way. In a fan Q&A session posted on his fan website, True To You, Morrissey told Hanna from Germany that not only was he going to write a novel, but that he was already half finished. The full response, complete with an anti-radio screed:
“In 2013 I published my Autobiography and it has been more successful than any record I have ever released, so, yes, I am mid-way through my novel. I have my hopes. The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry, and it’s generally assumed – quite rightly – that the number one chart positions are “bought” by the major labels, so there really is no passion left in pop or rock music, and I don’t think people believe for an instant that the faces we constantly see on television and in magazines are remotely popular. 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.”
And just like that, the Pope of Mope is moving on to the world of letters. But not completely; he also revealed that he’s about to record a new album. Other pertinent Moz info:
—He loves Istanbul so much that he’s naming one of his new tracks after the city.
—When talking about animal rights, he got a solid shot in at the queen: “I would like the Queen of England to be asked why she wears an electrocuted bear-cub on her head.”
—He sees no difference between eating meat and pedophilia. (hmmmm…)
—He’s miffed that every record company he’s ever been with sees him as odd. “I am not at all odd,” he wrote. “I am simply speaking for now.”