Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Sinead O'Connor unveils new album 'How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?'
Her track Nothing Compares 2 U remains one of the most enduring songs of the 90s, but beyond that, Sinead O'Connor's affair with the UK charts has been rather hit and miss. Indeed, she hasn't had an album breach the top 20 since 1994.
But going by the quality of her new LP How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? all that could be set to change. Standout track 4th And Vine is an out of nowhere jaw-dropping pop moment, of the kind you'd have not thought possible from the outre, introspective Irish singer. It's bold, confident, and riding on a southern-tinged bluesy guitar hook, it's a joyous celebration of her 25 years in the music business.
And for all 4th And Vine's sun-spilled happiness, Take Off Your Shoes is bleakly dark, but in the most gloriously beautiful way. Those that loved O'Connor's brilliant Ian Brown collab Illegal Attacks will adore the teeth-clenched stab to the heart bitterness of her vocals here - it's music to soundtrack the most evil of nights, a furious storm of unleashed emotions and black-wrought power.
The album How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? is released on the 20th February.
You can catch Sinead live at the following dates:
9th March Brighton St Georges Church
10th March London Queen Elizabeth Hall
12th March Bristol St.Georges Hall
14th March Glasgow Oran Mor
15th March Manchester Manchester Cathedral
2 new songs by sineadoconnor