Morrissey reveals he has written new album and ‘hopes to record in February’

Singer revealed news on Serbian website

Morrissey has revealed that he has written his new album and will be recording it next year.

In an interview with Serbia’s B92 (via Morrissey-solo), the singer said: “We wrote a new album and I hope that we will record it in February.”

The news follows a year beset by label issues for Morrissey. ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’, the former Smiths frontman’s first studio album in five years, was released in July of this year on Harvest Records. By August, however, Morrissey claimed the label had dropped him and complained about them botching the release. Soon after, Harvest pulled the record from all digital retailers and streaming services.

Earlier today, Morrissey also claimed that he turned down an invitation from Channel 4 to record this year’s alternative to The Queen’s annual Christmas Day message.

He stated in a new message on official fan site True to You that he was asked by the broadcaster to record a message which would then be broadcast at the same time as the Queen’s on Christmas Day. But the invitation was declined with Morrissey saying that December 25 is not “quite the time to be trading slaps.”

Meanwhile, Morrissey’s European tour has been met with further setbacks after the singer was forced to cancel dates in Greece and Turkey this week. Previously, his gig in Germany was ended shortly after a stage invasion and he walked off stage during his Poland show after being heckled by a fan.

Earlier in the year, Morrissey cancelled a number of dates due to a “flu outbreak” amongst his crew. This came after a string of US dates were scrapped, with the singer revealing that he had been treated for cancer.