January 3, 2014 9:18

Morrissey reveals he is writing a novel

Singer also confirms work on new studio album in fan q+a

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Morrissey has revealed that he is working on a novel following the success of his autobiography.

The singer, who released Autobiography in 2013 to huge success, revealed his plans to move into fiction during a q+a with fans on his official fan site, True To You. Morrissey also revealed that he is about to record a new album and that one of the songs set for inclusion on the record is titled 'Istanbul'.

Asked if he would ever write a novel, Morrissey responds: "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."

Meanwhile, discussing plans for new music, Morrissey continues: "Well, we are about to record our new album, and one of the tracks is called 'Istanbul'. It is second to Rome as my most favorite city in the world. When I'm in Istanbul I feel as if I could never die. My life is matched."

Elsewhere in the interview, Morrissey discusses animal rights, fashion, visiing Asia and his influence on his fans and culture at large.

Earlier this week it was revealed that a signed copy of Morrissey's autobiography sold at auction, raising over £8000 for animal rights charity PETA.

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