Morrissey has revealed that there is currently “zero interest” in him from record labels.
The singer, who parted company with Universal in November, spoke of his current situation in an end of year statement on his True-to-you.net website.
“What does the future hold? What does the next minute hold? It all rests as ever on determination – that which springs from somewhere deeper than the body,” he wrote. “Record label interest is zero, but the sun will creep back into the room one way or another. It always does.”
Morrissey also used the statement to talk about his recently released b-sides album ‘Swords’, which only charted at Number 55 in the UK.
“I am sorry that ‘Swords’ was such a meek disaster,” the singer wrote. “It was proposed and accepted as a budget-priced CD, yet emerged everywhere as the most expensive CD in the racks. It was poorly distributed and didn’t stand a chance, and ranks as the lowest chart position I’ve ever encountered.”
Referencing his troubled 2009 tour, which has seen him cancel a gig in Liverpool after being hit with a drink, and collapse during a Swindon show, Morrissey said:
“Hope denied in Liverpool, and the physical limits were tipped in Swindon – these were life’s unfortunate lows. I spent the night at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon where the staff restored my faith in humanity. I had no idea such kindness existed.”