According to the band, a world without music dies. I beg to differ. The world does not need music to survive. Sure, it is perhaps enhanced by the addition of music, but the world is in no way dependent upon its survival. Question: Do you know who the chief musician in heaven was? I digress. Morrissey have announced their new album titled, “Without Music The World Dies”. Bold words for a bold band.
As per NME, A new message posted to Morrissey’s website about ‘Without Music The World Dies’ reads:
“Studio time is booked for January and February 2023 when Morrissey will record his new album WITHOUT MUSIC THE WORLD DIES. Sounds almost like a Bond movie when you think about it. Perhaps, and I stress “perhaps” Morrissey are auditioning to be included in a future Bond soundtrack. Just a thought. Don’t take my word for it.
The message says:
“The recording will be the fifth Morrissey album produced by ten Grammy winner Joe Chiccarelli, and the band continues to be Jesse Tobias, Gustavo Manzur, Alain Whyte, Juan Galeano and Brendan Buckley. The 12 songs were written by Morrissey with Alain Whyte, Jesse Tobias, Gustavo Manzur. There is no record label as yet for the project, and ways to attain global distribution are being researched.”
Morrissey himself commented: “The songs, of course, are magnificent, and even the relentless difficulties we have experienced recently are not enough to kill us off.”
Morrissey confirmed that he does not currently have a record deal when he announced ‘Bonfire Of Teenagers’ in 2021: “Morrissey is unsigned. The album is available to the highest (or lowest) bidder.” Said bidder appeared to be Capitol for the album’s US release, while a UK release remains to be confirmed.
“The worst year of my life concludes with the best album of my life.” The album is the follow-up to 2020’s ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’.
There you have it folks. Another album. Another triumphant stride towards helping the world through music.