By Courtney E. Smith
For those bothered by the lack of political content in music these days, a voice has stepped from the woods to take up the mantle. That voice is Morrissey.
The outspoken Brit released a video the spoken word title track from his forthcoming album World Peace Is None of Your Business. In it, he is draped in the trappings of the moneyed: dressed in a proper white tie and tails that would make Anna Wintour and Charles Gordon proud; a grand piano; and a grand dame, in the form of his collaborator and absolute icon, Nancy Sinatra.
In the lyrics for the track, Moz takes a sarcastic tone while repeating platitudes one might attribute to the 1 percent. He encourages a disengagement so prevalent in modern culture, in which “poor little fools” are encouraged to “work hard and simply pay your taxes, never asking what for” while accepting that “the police will stun you with their stun guns” because “that’s what government’s for.”
World Peace Is None of Your Business will be released on July 6. The deluxe album’s full track list is below, along with the album art.
1. World Peace is None of Your Business
2. Neal Cassady Drops Dead
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 Knife
10. Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
12. Oboe Concerto
13. Scandinavia [Deluxe]
14. One of Our Own [Deluxe]
15. Drag the River [Deluxe]
16. Forgive Someone [Deluxe]
17. Julie in the Weeds [Deluxe]
18. Art-Hounds [Deluxe]