3 tracks from "How About I Be Me (and you be you)?" - Release date 2.21.12 (US)/2.20.12 (UK & Europe)
“On form, focussed and fervent again”- The Guardian- November 28th 2011
Iconic Irish singer-songwriter and performer Sinead O’Connor releases her brand new studio album ‘How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?’ through One Little Indian (MRI in the USA) on February 21st, 2012.
Her ninth studio album, and the latest release in a career spanning 25 years and millions of record sales worldwide, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? is as show stopping a performance as her silver jubilee deserves, and ranks as one of her best and most confident pieces of work so far.
Produced by long-term collaborator John Reynolds, its ten tracks play like an encyclopedic definition of O’Connor’s oeuvre: songs about love and loss, hope and regret, pain and redemption, anger and justice. This is an album of consistently moving, exciting, brilliant and beautiful songs built around Sinead’s voice at its very best – raw and passionate.
The album contains original tracks all self/co-written except one cover of John Grant’s “Queen of Denmark”.
Sinead has been playing new songs from the album at a series of critically acclaimed live shows this year, including at the Manchester International Festival, Iceland Airwaves and, most recently, at Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions - a performance that the Evening Standard called “extraordinary” and awarded a five star review.
Sinead will be touring her new album internationally in 2012- dates to be announced shortly.
Release/catalogue number: TPLP1122
Release date: Feb 21, 2012