Morrissey's New Album, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' is Hopelessly Romantic
Morrissey is nothing if not a wordsmith — last proved with the release of Morrissey's autobiography, Autobiography , which is just the kind of cheeky bird-flip you'd expect from the singer of "Vicar in a Tutu" and "You're the One For Me, Fatty." Thankfully, Moz has reverted back to somewhat splashier names for his upcoming album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business , his first recording studio foray since 2009's Years of Refusal. In short, it's clear that bigmouth has struck again.
Clocking in at 12 tracks, the new album promises a piece of just about every side of the infamously morose singer. There's the hopeless romantic implied by "Kiss Me A Lot"; the sexuality-questioning gender-bend of "I'm Not A Man"; the glaring misanthropy of "Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"; the gleefully sadistic "Smiler With A Knife" and "Kick The Bride Down The Aisle." The singer seems to have switched things up somewhat, though, in terms of vintage idol worship: Instead of James Dean, it's Kerouac's On the Road crush in "Neal Cassady Drops Dead." Also, the album promises to finish off with the rather denotatively titled "Oboe Concerto," which may well be a composition of reed instruments, but I'm secretly hoping it's mocking a group of people with supremely nasal voices.
See the full tracklist, as reported by Rolling Stone, below:
1. "World Peace Is None Of Your Business"2. "Neal Cassady Drops Dead"3. "Istanbul"4. "I'm Not A Man"5. "Earth Is The Loneliest Planet"6. "Staircase At The University"7. "The Bullfighter Dies"8. "Kiss Me A Lot"9. "Smiler With A Knife"10. "Kick The Bride Down The Aisle"11. "Mountjoy"12. "Oboe Concerto"