World Peace Is None of Your Business (song)

"World Peace Is None of Your Business"
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Single by Morrissey
from the album World Peace Is None of Your Business
Released13 May 2014
FormatDigital download, 10" Vinyl (with other singles from this album)
RecordedLa Fabrique in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, February 2014
GenreAlternative rock
Length4:21
LabelHarvest/Capitol
Songwriter(s)Morrissey, Boz Boorer
Producer(s)Joe Chiccarelli
Morrissey singles chronology
"Satellite of Love"
(2013)
"World Peace Is None of Your Business"
(2014)
"Istanbul"
(2014)

"World Peace Is None of Your Business" is a song by English singer Morrissey. It was released on 13 May 2014 as the first single from his tenth studio album of the same name (2014), through Harvest and Capitol Records.[1][2][3] The single was accompanied by a music video, directed by Natalie Johns.[4] The song was recorded in France with Morrissey's touring band which features guitarists Boz Boorer and Jesse Tobias, bassist Solomon Walker, drummer Matthew Walker and keyboardist Gustavo Manzur and was produced by Joe Chiccarelli, who is known for his production work for Beck and The Strokes.[5][6]

Due to changes in global music consumption, the physical versions of the first four singles from this album were released together as one 10" vinyl.

The song was previously debuted live on 7 May 2014 at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California.[7]

Artwork[]

The artwork and the release date of the single was revealed on 12 May 2014. It features "Morrissey dressed in a crisp white T-shirt and blue jeans and hanging out with a dog after writing some graffiti."[5] The artwork has been described as "very Morrissey-esque"[7] and was praised by Pitchfork Media staff writer Evan Minsker.[6]

Music video[]

The accompanying music video, directed by Natalie Johns, was also released on 13 May 2014.[8] It features Morrissey performing the spoken word rendition of the song over a "jazzy piano backing."[9] Nancy Sinatra also makes a cameo appearance in the video.[10] The spoken word rendition of the song was compared to Radiohead track "Fitter Happier" from OK Computer (1997) and the "Choose Life" monologue in the film, Trainspotting (1996).[4]

Track listing[]

Digital download
  1. "World Peace Is None of Your Business" – 4:21

Personnel[]

Additional musicians
Technical personnel

References[]

  1. ^ Nissim, Mayer (12 May 2014). "Morrissey's 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' released tomorrow". Digital Spy. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  2. ^ Whitehill, Gaby (12 May 2014). "Morrissey shares artwork for cover of 'World Peace Is None of Your Business'". Gigwise. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  3. ^ Duca, Lauren (12 May 2014). "Morrissey's 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business' Is Already The Most Morrissey Thing Ever". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b Terry, Josh (13 May 2014). "Listen: Morrissey's new single "World Peace Is None of Your Business"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  5. ^ a b Hughes, Josiah (12 May 2014). "Morrissey Shares New Single Artwork". Exclaim!. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  6. ^ a b Minsker, Evan (12 May 2014). "Morrissey's "World Peace Is None of Your Business" Single Art Is Amazing". Pitchfork. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  7. ^ a b Young, Alex (11 May 2014). "Check out the very Morrissey-esque artwork for Morrissey's new single, due out on Tuesday". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  8. ^ Minsker, Evan (12 May 2014). "Morrissey Shares Nancy Sinatra-Featuring Video for "World Peace Is None of Your Business"". Pitchfork. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  9. ^ Hudson, Alex (13 May 2014). "Morrissey Details 'World Peace Is None of Your Business'". Exclaim!. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  10. ^ Hogan, Marc (13 May 2014). "Morrissey Speaks in Weird 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' Video". Spin. Retrieved 13 May 2014.