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Sinead O'Connor announces new album

Sinead O'Connor

Story by Jack Foley

THE iconic Sinead O’Connor returns with a new album, entitled Theology, on June 25.

Theology will find O’Connor returning to the pop fold after albums of reggae classics and traditional Irish tunes, and a live / rarities compilation.

It includes eight original songs written by Sinead, as well as covers including Curtis Mayfield’s We People Who Are Darker Than Blue, I Don’t Know How To Love Him from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, and the spiritual Rivers of Babylon with new lyrics penned by O’Connor herself.

Theology is a double album and the first disc sees the songs as Sinead wrote them – stripped down to the raw bone of acoustic guitar and Sinead’s startling voice; the second disc features the songs given the full band production treatment by R’n’B producer Ron Tom.

Explains O’Connor: “Theology is an attempt to create a place of peace in a time of war. It’s my own personal response to what has taken place and is affecting everyone around the world since and including September 11, 2001. I simply wanted to make a beautiful thing which inspires me.”

The album will be preceded by a digital single, I Don’t Know How To Love Him, on June 11.