Morrissey has revealed the track list for World Peace Is None of Your Business, and the contents are as entertainingly caustic as the title.
The singer spread the word through the online Morrissey zine True To You this week, along with the news that the album has been confirmed for a July release on the Harvest label through the Capitol Music Group.
The opening track on the 12-song list bears the album’s title, and the rest continue in the same High Morrissey fashion. There’s “Neal Cassady Drops Dead,” “Earth Is the Loneliest Planet,” “Smiler With Knife” and “Kick the Bride Down the Aisle.” The album closes with the intriguing-sounding “Oboe Concerto.”
In an interview with Billboard in February, Morrissey spoke about how events of the past few years influenced the new album: “The good and the bad must be documented. Life is a serious business, so why pretend it isn’t?” he said. “I’m amused by modern pop artists who can only sing about s.e.x … as if nothing else mattered on the planet.”
True To You reported in March that Morrissey was “beyond ecstatic” about the record, which was produced by Joe Chiccarelli and features many of the same musicians that worked with Morrissey on his last album, 2009’s Years of Refusal.
Here’s the full track list for World Peace Is None of Your Business:
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 A Knife:
10. “Kick The Bride Down The Aisle”
12. “Oboe Concerto”