Morrissey has announced a July release date and the track listing for his new album World Peace is None of Your Business and one of the new songs appears to be about Mountjoy Prison in Dublin.
Mountjoy is the title of the second last track on the new album and given Morrissey's Dublin roots and the recurring themes of crime in his work, the song is likely to refer to the northside prison.
However, both Morrissey's label Harvest, former home of Deep Purple and Pink Floyd, and Morrissey himself are remaining tight-lipped about further details but according to the album press release, "World Peace Is None Of Your Business explores the tragedy of human apathy in our turbulent, modern era.
"Morrissey's career as a writer reaches new lyrical heights but maintains his signature humor, drama, and emotional longing. World Peace Is None Of Your Business was produced by Joe Chiccarelli at La Fabrique Studios in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France."
The album, his tenth solo work, will be released on Harvest Records, July 11, and he has streamed a spoken word performance on iTunes.
The video for World Peace Is None Of Your Business, featuring a cameo from old friend Nancy Sinatra, is the first in a series of spoken-word performances directed by Natalie Johns and filmed at the legendary Capitol Studios.
The tracklisting for World Peace Is None Of Your Business is: Neal Cassady Drops Dead - Istanbul - I'm Not A Man - Earth Is The Loneliest Planet - Staircase At The University - The Bullfighter Dies - Kiss Me A Lot - Smiler With Knife - Kick The Bride Down The Aisle - Mountjoy - Oboe Concerto.