By Kevin Rutherford
Decades and decades on, three things are still certain: death, taxes and long, interesting Morrissey song titles.
The former Smiths frontman has revealed the track list for World Peace is None of Your Business, his 10th solo album, due this July.
According to Morrissey zine True to You, which also broke the news of the album’s release in the first place, World Peace features 12 songs, only two of which have one-word titles. The longest is, naturally, the title track, with “Kick the Bride Down the Aisle” and “Earth is the Loneliest Planet” coming close behind. We’re not talking Fall Out Boy/Panic! at the Disco-length titles here, but they’re certainly a bit of a mouthful.
The zine also confirms the July release date, though the album still doesn’t have a specific day it’ll be in stores. Previously, it had been reported that the album would be out in either June or July.
The album, Morrissey’s first since 2009’s Years of Refusal, also has its share of sizable songs, too. Five tunes top out at over five minutes, with one, “I’m Not a Man,” nearly hitting eight.
World Peace will be released on Harvest, via Capitol.
In terms of the actual sound of the new music from the album, little is known. That could possibly change in a month; Morrissey will embark on a U.S. tour starting May 7 in San Jose, Calif.
Check the full track list below.
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 Knife
10 Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
12 Oboe Concierto