The good news is that O'Connor is back with a new album I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss, due this Fall, on a new label, Nettwerk Records. While I'm saddened about her departure from One Little Indian Records, I am excited to see where Nettwerk takes her.
To preview the new album, the label is offering to let us hear the preceding new single "Take Me to Church." The new single sounds surprisingly upbeat and happy, with plenty of electric guitars. The preview song also sounded woefully incomplete - fading out at exactly the three minute mark. I didn't get the whole picture, maybe there's more to be heard and seen, once August roll around.
I don't expect Sinéad O'Connor to tour in support of the new album. She's previously stated how she's got children and touring is long and difficult, but she also realized that live music performance is the only way to make money in the modern age. Even if there are no plans for touring, I'm still pretty excited to see that a new O'Connor album will be out this year.
Look for I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss on August 11th, 2014, via Nettwerk Records.