Morrissey was interviewed for Estado de São Paulo and told about a re-issue of WPINOYB and a new album to be recorded in january.
Morrissey, antigo líder do grupo The Smiths, volta a São Paulo com novo álbum - Estadão
Inglês de 59 anos se apresenta com sua banda em São Paulo, dia 2 de dezembro, no Espaço das Américas
Pedro Antunes, O Estado de S.Paulo
31 Outubro 2018 | 06h00
Translation added by Famous when dead:
It doesn't read that well with translate, but this is what emerges:
"More on account of his own language than his heart, Steven Patrick Morrissey has become a subject of another time. Just like a veteran of a war that ended - or was. As a leader and lyricist for The Smiths, a short-lived Manchester band in England, but an important legacy for the heartbroken post-punk because of the four albums released between 1984 and 1987, he came to be seen as a lord of controversial political opinions, harshness with the press, troublemaker with record labels and with a special ability to cancel tours.
They are, therefore, two Moz in one, if it is possible to divide it in this way. The artistic side continues to tingle, on his solo walk, with records released at a commendable frequency for a 59-year-old musician (celebrating his 60th birthday in May 2019). The other, the character created around the artist, has caused a headache for decades - and is worsening with the statements of Morrissey, who lives headlining the English press and recently clashed with the English mayor Sadiq Khan, Muslim, and defended Brexit, among other controversies.
But, well, it is the artistic momentum that brings him back to Brazil for two presentations. The first takes place in Rio de Janeiro, on November 30, at Fundição Progresso. He and band, formed by Jesse Tobias (guitar), Gustavo Manzur (keyboard), Mando Lopez (bass), Boz Boorer (guitar), Matthew Ira Walker (drums), are going to São Paulo, in the concert to be held on space in the Americas. There are still tickets for both performances.
The latest album, Low In High School, released last November, celebrates his agreement with BMG. "It's a great moment for me (musically)," Morrissey explains to the State via e-mail - English has preferred to conduct his interviews in writing after so many problems with the press, especially the British. "I am accustomed to the discrediting of the English press," he wrote, commenting on the criticism he received about List of The Lost, which came out three years ago. "A newspaper devoted a whole page to crying so people would not buy the book!" He recalls. "They (the English press) will criticize me in my obituary for not having had the education of having died before."
But this is past, apparently. With the new label, Moz is full of plans and happy in life. In the interview, he revealed that he has already recorded a new album, California Son, "a collection of songs by other artists sung by me", again produced by his former partner Joe Chicarelli, who also worked with The Strokes and U2. One of the songs already known is Back on the Chain Gang, classic of The Pretenders, band of Chrissie Hynde.
He announced that he will return to the studio in January to start recording a new album, the 12th solo career that began after the Smiths' demise. And finally, in the last good welcome back written by an excited Morrissey is the fact that the 2014 World Peace Is None of Your Business album will be reissued and reissued by the new label. That's because the album came out on Capitol, but a fight between Moz and the label's executives took away the catalog album - it's not in streaming services either.
"This time, (the album) is going to have a huge promotion worldwide. I can not explain how proud I am of this job, "Morrissey wrote. "It sounds absurd, but the previous record company (the Los Angeles Capital) did not have the guts to show it to the world, so they released the album and ran away," he concludes."In the end, everything ended well!"
Morrissey is proud of his solo work - as well as that performed alongside the Smiths, a band that included also the vocalist Moz Johnny Marr (guitar), Andy Rourke (bass) and Mike Joyce (drums). "How do you compare your new child to the previous one?" He writes, as he is asked about the importance of Low in High School in his discography. "Who can answer such a question? I feel very blessed. Because of You Are The Quarry, Ringleader of the Tormentors (2006), Years of Refusal (2009) and World Peace Is Not Your Business I can face the world with my head held high. " In response, curiously, English did not mention the six solo albums released before 2004, such as the critically acclaimed Viva Hate (1988) and Vauxhll and I (1994). If someone does not feel that way about their music,
The State, in 2015, in the last passage through Brazil, as it has done for years, rejected any idea of a meeting of the Smiths. "(Meet with the band) is as unimaginable as assuming that I would join Led Zeppelin," he quipped at the time - the question was actually grounded in the news that the group had been nominated as one of the possible new members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which usually brings together members of the bands, even those already finished decades ago.
But the years have calmed Moz. At the time of the previous interview, a charged cloud circulated the musician.His disc was out of print, he had fought a cancer and claimed to have lost wires from the famous tuft in the treatment. His book was picked up from the press and he was still haunted by the suspicion of a new tour cancellation due to logistical or health issues.
Time has so amassed the Englishman that he is able to value his old band, a group that presented to the world Moz's melancholy, desperate and poetic verses, like "to die beside him is a divine way of dying", from the song There Is a Light That Never Goes Out. In each show, however, it's one or two songs from Smiths entering the repertoire. In the most recent presentation, held in Mexico in March this year, for example, the only one chosen was How Soon Is Now ?. In contrast, there were 6 tracks from the recent Low in High School.
Still, it's good to read Morrissey, always so full of ghosts and self-created people, to be proud of the past he lived. "There was no other group like ours," he says, equally proud and sharp. "So we were alone and we were weird. We could not get space on American television channels and we could not run on English radios. Still, we appear very well. "As if it were possible to see him with a stuffy chest and chin up, Morrissey writes:" No modern band is as radical an experience as ours. " And continues: "Every second in the Smiths' career was a record. I was warned every day about it: 'you can not say something like that,' they said. But I did. "And keep talking, stop good or bad."