Morrissey Announces New Album, 'World Peace is None of Your Business'

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The album is "provisionally" slated for a June or July release

The title of Morrissey's first album in five years references world peace, but it's not exactly a hopeful proclamation.

Morrissey zine True to You has confirmed that the former Smiths frontman's new album is entitled "World Peace is None of Your Business." According to the post, the album is "provisionally set" for a release in either late June or early July.

The album will be released by Harvest Records, an imprint of Capitol, Rolling Stone reports.

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The 12-track release, produced in France by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket), marks the singer's first album of new material since 2009's "Years of Refusal," which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 upon its release.

Last month, Morrissey told Billboard of the new album's subject matter: "The good and the bad must be documented. Life is a serious business, so why pretend it isn't? I'm amused by modern pop artists who can only sing about s.e.x... as if nothing else mattered on the planet."

The new album follows the frontman's autobiography, naturally and aptly titled "Autobiography," which was a U.K. best seller for five weeks. He'll head out on the road this spring for a 25-date North American tour, beginning May 7 in San Jose and closing June 21 in New York.