Morrissey sobre shows no Brasil: 'será uma explosão emocional' - Virgula
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(Photo: Jim Dyson / Article: Itaici Brunetti).
Of course, Morrissey is one of the most interesting and curious figures in music. Not only for its importance in having written some of the most beautiful songs ahead of the historical The Smiths and later with its consolidated solo career, but because it is controversial. In interviews, he talks about what he thinks without fear of repression, whether it be the press or the fans.
To get an idea of his statements, the singer, who is a nationalist and lover of British customs, stood in favor of the Brexit movement, which advocates the exit of the United Kingdom from the bloc of the European Union, and recently defended Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, both accused of sexual harassment.
Musically, Moz remains brilliant. And it's his incredible music that brings him to Brazil for two unforgettable performances. The first takes place this Friday, November 30, at Fundição Progresso , in Rio de Janeiro and the second day of December, Sunday, at the Espaço das Américas , in São Paulo.
With short answers and British acidity, Moz spoke of several issues in an interview with Virgula; said about the shows in Brazil: " It would be an emotional explosion." He poked out the politics of his country: "The British government certainly lost his mind" and commented on the re-release of The Smiths 'album The Queen Is Dead : "It was a waste of time . "
Morrissey, who turns 60 in 2019, also told us how he plans to celebrate his birthday: "Alone, of course!"
Check out the full interview below:
Virgula: What can Brazilians expect from their shows?
Morrissey: It will be an emotional explosion.Brazilians can expect the truth. And they can have fun. The songs are short and go straight to the point.
What do you like the most in Brazil when you come here?
In TV shows in England, Brazil is always portrayed as a place of complete madness. But, I've never seen anything like it. Brazil is a relaxing and glamorous place, and people think for themselves.
In the album Low in High School you talk about politics, war and world problems. How can your music help people in the world?
In times like these, with strict censorship and political insanity, it helps to know that we are not alone and that other people feel as horrified as we are. The British government certainly lost its mind. The same happened in Germany and Sweden. It became a struggle to point out the obvious.
Do you miss something from the eighties?
I miss the feeling that it's still a long time ahead. Suddenly, the future is past.
Do you like some new artist or new band with good lyrics? What do you recommend for us?
I love LP [Laura Pergolizzi], she's an excellent singer. I also recently saw the Starcrawler show, a new American band and they were exciting.
The Smiths' album The Queen is Dead turned 30 in 2016 and was reissued with bonus material. What did you think of this re-release? Liked?
I did not see any re-release. I did not see any promotion, advertising or posters. The album just appeared. He made it to the top 10 in the UK, but of course, without playing radios. Some things do not change. It was, I think, just another waste of time.
Next year you will turn 60. What do you think about growing old?
I like to grow old. When I was young, I lived in permanent agony. My early twenties were relentlessly painful.
And have you thought about how you celebrate your 60th birthday?
Well, I'll be 60 in May next year, but I plan to go to Poland or Romania. Alone, of course! That will do me good.
Besides the shows, what do you enjoy doing the most when you're on tour?
There is never free time on tour. You have to sleep to be able to support long flights, or you should look for recognizable food. If you separate your clothes, wash and keep with a presentable piece, everything will be fine.