In a Q&A session posted to his fan-site True To You Thursday, singer and wordsmith Morrissey revealed that he is half-way through writing a novel after the success of his "Autobiography," published last year.
Morrissey wrote, “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.”
He continued, “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.”
Morrissey also revealed that he is about to record his tenth studio album, the follow-up to 2009’s “Year of Refusal,” although details were sparse.
“Well, we are about to record our new album, and one of the tracks is called Istanbul,” he explained. “It is second to Rome as my most favorite city in the world.”
Other topics touched upon during the questionnaire include the tough subject of eating meat (“I see no difference between eating animals and pedophilia”), his singing inspiration (Bobby Hartfield) and his favorite song that he has written (“Life Is A Pigstry” off of “Ringleader of the Tormentors”). He also talked about his love for Jakarta and his fashion influences. (“I always loved traditionally masculine suits and accoutrements and classically designed trousers.”)