O’Connors 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 encyclopaedic 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 Sinéad’s voice at its very best – raw and passionate.
The album contains original tracks all self/co-written bar one cover of John Grant’s ‘Queen of Denmark’.
Sinéad has been playing new songs from the album at a series of critically acclaimed live shows this year 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 stars review.
The album is preceded by the single ‘The Wolf Is Getting Married’ released on February 27th and you can check it out right here!
Sinéad will be touring her new album internationally in 2012, UK dates as follows:
UK TOUR: MARCH 2012
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