Morrissey: Un dandy de camisa abierta - Virgula, November 26, 2018.
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Morrissey on shows in Brazil: 'It will be an emotional explosion'
Without a doubt, Morrissey is one of the most interesting and curious figures in music. Not only because of his importance in having written some of the most beautiful songs ahead of the historic The Smiths and later with his consolidated solo career, but because he is controversial. In interviews, he speaks his mind without fear of repression, either from the press or fans.
To get an idea of his statements, the singer, who is a nationalist and lover of British customs, has positioned himself in favor of the Brexit movement, which defends the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union bloc, and recently defended Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein, both accused of sexual harassment.
Musically, Moz remains brilliant. And it is his incredible music that brings him to Brazil for two unmissable performances. The first takes place this Friday, November 30th, at Fundição Progresso, in Rio de Janeiro and the second on Sunday, December 2nd, at Espaço das Américas, in São Paulo.
With short answers and British acidity, Moz spoke of several subjects in an interview with Virgula; he said about the shows in Brazil: “It will be an emotional explosion”. He poked fun at his country's politics: "The British government has certainly lost its mind" and commented on The Smiths' re-release of The Queen Is Dead : "It was a waste of time" .
Morrissey, who turns 60 in 2019, also told us how he plans to celebrate his birthday: “Alone, of course!”
Check out the full interview below:
Vigula: What can Brazilians expect from your shows?
Morrissey: It will be an emotional explosion. Brazilians can expect the truth. And they can have fun. The songs are short and straight to the point.
What do you like most about Brazil when you come here?
On TV shows in England, Brazil is always portrayed as a place of complete madness. But, I never saw anything like that there. Brazil is a relaxed and glamorous place, and people think for themselves.
On the Low in High School album you talk about politics, war and world problems. How can your music help people around the world?
In times like these, of strict censorship and political insanity, it helps to know that we are not alone and that other people are just as horrified as we are. The British government has certainly lost its mind. The same happened in Germany and Sweden. It became a struggle to point out the obvious.
Do you miss something from the eighties?
I miss the feeling that there is still so much time ahead. Suddenly, the future is past.
Do you like any new artists or new bands with good lyrics? What do you recommend for us?
The Queen is Dead album by The Smiths turned 30 in 2016 and has been reissued with bonus material. What did you think of this relaunch? Did you like it?
I haven't seen any re-releases. I didn't see any promotion, advertising or posters. The album just appeared. It reached the top 10 in the UK, but of course without radio play. Some things do not change. It was, I think, just another waste of time.
In 2019 you will be 60 years old. What do you think about getting old?
I like getting old. When I was young, I lived in constant agony. My early twenties were relentlessly painful.
And have you thought about how you will celebrate your 60th birthday?
Well, I won't be 60 until May of next year, but I intend to go to Poland or Romania. Alone, of course! It will do me a lot of good.
Besides concerts, what else do you like to do when you're on tour?
There's never any free time on tour. You have to sleep to endure long flights, or you have to look for recognizable food. If you sort out your laundry, wash it, and keep it presentable, everything will be fine.
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