After the success of Morrissey’s autobiography, the singer who doesn’t identify as gay has revealed he’s now writing his first novel.
On the Morrissey fan site, True To You, The Smiths’ singer replied to a fan post, asking him if he ever thought of writing a novel: “In 2013 I published my Autobiography and it has been more successful than any record I have ever released, so, yes, I am midway through my novel.”
“I have my hopes,” he added before going on to lambast the music industry.
“The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry, and it’s generally assumed – quite rightly – that the number one chart positions are ‘bought’ by the major labels, so there really is no passion left in pop or rock music, and I don’t think people believe for an instant that the faces we constantly see on television and in magazines are remotely popular.”
“It’s all, now, solely a question of marketing. All success stories are safe and dreary, and you will never be taken by surprise by a hit song that sounds out of place. This is not just my view but the view of everyone I know.”
Morrissey’s autobiography is still number two in the British top ten autobiographies.
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