He already managed to shock us with his scantily clad new album shots, which still have us pondering just how he and his band mates managed to keep their ‘records in tact.’ Now Morrissey has released some more shocking news; revealing his possible plans to retire in five years.
The singer, who is turning 50 this year, told Ian Camfield of XFM that the chances of him continuing his career beyond the age of 55 is incredibly slim. His logic behind such thoughts are simple. Morrissey believes that the older a musician gets, the less relevant they remain. Hear that U2?
“It’s very interesting that it’s very hard to think of anybody who ages and still manages to mean anything,” the singer said.
For a man who’s physique is fitter than most men at 30, talk of aging seems bizarre, since the former Smiths front man looks like he’s found the fountain of youth, rather than opting for a one way trip to the local retirement home.
“I assume most people lose it because they become satisfied and they achieve everything they ever set out to achieve,” he said. “More to the point, they become personally satisfied and that they’re quite happy and it doesn’t matter any more.”
Even if he does retire in five years, we can at least look to his new album, Years Of Refusal, for some lyrical pick-me-ups and classic Morrissey cynicism.