May 14, 2014

Morrissey Releases New Single, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business'

Morrissey Releases New Single, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business'

Morrissey's new single, 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business' is available now on iTunes. The title track for his upcoming new album is available for immediate download if you pre-order the full album. The album is due to be released on July 15th. 

The song is accompanied by a short clip directed by Natalie Johns that finds Moz plucking away at a piano as he reads the lyrics to "World Peace Is None of Your Business" in a voice over. While he waxes about how "Police will stun you with their stun guns / Or they'll disable you with tasers," Nancy Sinatra — looking as badass as ever in a buttoned-up black coat and tinted shades — slinks into the room and gifts Morrissey a briefcase filled with flowers and a handwritten copy of the track's lyrics.

World Peace Is None of Your Business marks Morrissey's first solo effort since 2009's Years of Refusal. After struggling to find a record label, Morrissey inked a two-album deal with Harvest Records and Capitol Music back in January. The former Smiths frontman then set about recording World Peace in France, working with producer Joe Chiccarelli (Alanis Morissette, the Strokes) and many of the same musicians who played onYears of Refusal.

Morrissey launched his North American tour at the San Jose City National Civic last week with a career-spanning set that included a handful of Smiths songs, plenty of solo material and three new cuts from World Peace: the title track, "The Bullfighter Dies," and "Earth Is the Loneliest Planet." (via)