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Listen: Morrissey’s new single “World Peace Is None of Your Business”

on May 13, 2014, 1:06am

Between ending a show early, getting into a spat with two other bands, and just being himself, Morrissey has generated quite a bit of controversy ahead of its release of his new album, the appropriately-titled World Peace Is None of Your Business. Today, however, he shines the spotlight back on the album with the release of its title track and first single. It’s now available as an iTunes download with pre-orders of the album.

Additionally, Moz has paired the track with a spoken word performance video. Directed by Natalie Johns, it features a cameo from Nancy Sinatra and a dapper looking Morrissey giving the song a twist that feels like “Fitter Happier” meets a preachier, more cynical “Choose Life” Trainspotting monologue. Watch that on iTunes, too, and check out the album’s ridiculous tracklist below.

Update: As Pitchfork points out, the album’s release date is set for July 15th. The artwork above, previously reported as the cover for the single, is actually the cover of the album.

(Read: Live Review: Morrissey, Tom Jones at the Los Angeles Sports Arena)

World Peace Is None of Your Business:
01. World Peace is None of Your Business
02. Neal Cassady Drops Dead
03. Istanbul
04. I’m Not a Man
05. Earth Is the Loneliest Planet
06. Staircase at the University
07. The Bullfighter Dies
08. Kiss Me a Lot
09. Smiler With Knife
10. Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
11. Mountjoy
12. Oboe Concerto
13. Scandinavia [Deluxe]
14. One of Our Own [Deluxe]
15. Drag the River [Deluxe]
16. Forgive Someone [Deluxe]
17. Julie in the Weeds [Deluxe]
18. Art-Hounds [Deluxe]

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