Ever since falling out with Harvest Records last year, Morrissey has been seeking a new record label to re-release World Peace Is None Of Your Business and launch his next LP. That search isn’t going so well. Via email, Moz tells Spanish newspaper El País that he’s reached out to a number of labels in recent months “and all have rejected me.” Yet despite his massive, devoted worldwide fan base, Morrissey says he won’t stoop to crowdfunding, even if Amanda Palmer (an expert on the subject) has offered to help out. His thoughts on the matter, albeit translated from English to Spanish and back:
It is a desperate measure, and insulting to your audience. They have already provided sufficient amounts of money. What is the next thing you’re going to ask? That they brush your teeth for you?
Moz does note that touring is still a viable means of income for him, but he laments that the media only seems to pay attention his (many, many) canceled shows, not the ones he actually performs:
It’s the only option left luckily me and is a very good and exciting. The only unpleasant part of this that whenever a concert is canceled the story captures attention; but if the concert took place, it would hardly be mentioned. Many people enjoy writing negative things about me. Which is fine with me. Let them go if it makes them happy.
It should be noted that some media outlets love to celebrate Morrissey performances when they actually happen (cough, cough), it’s just that he still cancels so many of them (cough, cough, cough, cough, cough, cough). Just sayin’.