Morrissey: "God bless social media!"
7 August 2014, 12:06
The singer claims that fan-made videos for his new album prove that social is better than "traditional" media.
In another of his regular statements published via fan site True To You, the singer has claimed that a number of fan-made videos for the title track of his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business are more relevant than anything than his current record label, Harvest, could produce.
He writes: "I am indebted to three sources that have placed their own well-crafted videos on You Tube for the song World Peace Is None Of Your Business.
"The three individual sources are named as Sharon Jheeta, Héctor González and wpeace123456 [whose video is embedded above]. These videos fully understand the intent of the song, and I am relieved that these films exist. Yes, a similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label, but please understand that the pop or rock industry can be as dedicated to perpetuating public deception as the world of politics itself. God bless social media!"
Going on to criticise Britain, the United Nations and "political stupidity and greed", Morrissey then went on to praise social media for allowing the people to have a voice and to slate Fox News and the BBC: "The struggle for the airwaves remains difficult. Yet, I am writing this to you now, and you are reading it."
He concluded: "It is 30 years on since The Smiths album entered the UK chart at number 2 with zero airplay [What about the John Peel session nine months earlier? - Radio X ed] and zero promotion. …I have not received any television invitations – worldwide! – to either discuss World Peace Is None Of Your Business, or even to sing any songs from the album."
If you're reading this Morrissey, Radio X would love to have you in our studio again!