Morrissey signs new record deal

'People like me need to be institutionalised' says singer

Morrissey has signed a new solo record deal.

This week’s NME cover star has announced that he will release his next album through Polydor/Decca.

Speaking to NME.COM, the singer admitted he was not tempted to “do a Radiohead” and release the record himself without a label as he did not believe it suited him.

“If they (Radiohead) think that can work that that’s a wonderful world. And yes, you can look at record companies and you can easily assess that they’ve been ripping people off for years and years and years. The whole process is a gigantic rip off. But then there are people like me who need to be institutionalised… and I don’t mean in an asylum!” he explained.

“Believing that several thousand people are working to get your music heard is more inspiring to me than anything else.”

Along with a solo best of planned for 2008, Morrissey also explained he is working on a new album.

“I’m extremely happy about it. I love my band at the moment, and the songs are great, of course,” he explained of the word in progress, adding that the record will not have a theme.

“I don’t think there’s ever been a theme to any of my records,” he explained. “I don’t need the chameleon element of trying to entice people with new costumes. I like to think I’m complicated and interesting enough as a human being.”

For the full, exclusive Morrissey interview get this week’s issue of NME, on UK newsstands now.