Things look like they might be brightening up for Morrissey. It seems that the former Smiths frontman has signed a new management deal that could, in turn, lead to the release of his first new material since 2014.
The Mirror reports that Morrissey has inked an agreement with what appears to be an unlikely source. The 57-year-old singer has linked up with Peter Katsis, a partner at Deckstar Management, who has previously worked with One Direction, Backstreet Boys and Enrique Iglesias.
However, given that the management company’s current roster includes Air, Blink-182 and Jane’s Addiction among many others, Morrissey is finding himself in good company.
A source told the tabloid: “Morrissey is being looked after by Peter, who’s been spending a lot of time with him in LA. He’s one of the best in the business and has worked with everyone from One Direction to Snoop Dogg and is managing The Smashing Pumpkins and Culture Club.
“Peter is really excited about Morrissey’s new music and getting him back in the studio. He’s focused and in good health.”
Morrissey’s health has been a cause for concern. In 2014, the singer revealed that he’d been treated for throat cancer.
Speaking to Israel’s Walla last year, Morrissey said of his treatment: ““I think [cancer treatment] has slowed me down considerably because doctors and hospitals and medications are actually very aging in their way, and they can often exhaust you more than whatever medical problem you have. If I’m asked to give any more blood I think I’ll crack up.”
As previously reported on Gigwise, Morrissey was forced to cancel a gig in Texas after losing his voice.
Hopes have risen that the management deal will lead to the release of a new album. His last release was 2014’s World Peace Is None Of Your None Of Your Business.