Morrissey Is Writing a Second Book: ‘I'm Midway Through My Novel’

Morrissey Is Writing a Second Book: 'I'm Midway Through My Novel'

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The British singer says he'll also record a new album soon

Morrissey is already working on his second book just a few months after the release of his memoir, “Autobiography.”

“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,” he told fansite, true-to-you.net.

The singer goes on to explain his new penchant for writing books and the current state of fame.

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“The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry,” Morrissey said.  ”And it's generally assumed — quite rightly — that the No. 1 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.”

Released in October through Penguin Books, “Autobiography” became the No. 1 selling book in the UK in its first week. Reviews were mixed on the book, which took the singer at least nine years to complete.

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Morrissey hasn't totally turned his back on music, though. He also said that he's “about to record” a new album, though he didn't specify when he's returning to the studio.