Morrissey says new album is ‘written’ but no record label wants to release it

Smiths frontman is looking for a distribution deal for the release

Morrissey has confirmed that his new album is ready to be recorded and that he’s looking for a distribution deal for the release.

The former Smiths frontman released his latest album ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’ in July 2014 via Harvest Records. He has since parted ways with the imprint and claimed that working with the label “almost killed” him.

Now, speaking in a new interview with Israel’s Walla, Morrissey has said of his next LP: “It is written. We need to find a distribution deal. It is not possible to find a recording deal, so we would record it ourselves as soon as we can find a distributor who could make it available worldwide.”

“There was a time when the music industry served the artist, but now the artist must serve the music industry, which is why everything is now so tasteless,” he added.

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Asked about the state of modern music, Moz went on to say: “There is extremely heavy censorship now. If you examine, for example, the Sex Pistols rise, it largely succeeded because nobody saw it coming, and the industry didn’t think a band like the Sex Pistols could be popular, or could even exist. Now, it is severely controlled and monitored to make sure that any singer with a political message cannot get through. The result is obvious. We are left with music charts that do not reflect the feelings and needs of devout music lovers. But there cannot be a revolution.”

Morrissey also revealed that he prefers performing now to the 80s heyday of The Smiths, saying: “I prefer now to then. David Bowie once told me that his success in the 1970s confused him because he did not enjoy it. I feel the same way about the 1980s.”

Elsewhere in the same interview, Morrissey issued a health update following his recent cancer treatment and discussed Brexit.