Recently signed to Nettwerk Records, ‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss’ is Sinéad O’Connor’s 10th studio album in an inspiring twenty five year-strong career. It’s set to be released on the 11th August ahead of her much anticipated performance at Roundhouse’s Summer Sessions, and alongside the likes of Portishead, Beck, Foals and Outkast at Ireland’s Electric Picnic festival at the end of the summer.
‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss’ is the follow up to Sinéad’s critically acclaimed 2011 album ‘How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?’ which gave us tracks such as 4th and Vine (see below).
Decked out in an unexpected PVC ensemble and a black wig to promote the new record, she is said to have taken inspiration from Lean In’s #BanBossy campaign when settling on the album name. “It can be tricky being a female boss,” says O’Connor, known for actively speaking out against the hyper-sexualised nature of today’s music industry.
Sinéad O’Connor’s genre-crossing forays into Irish folk and roots reggae, as well as her many collaborations with artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Moby, Massive Attack and The Chieftains, mean its hard to predict what might come next. Could her recent tweets on blues music (including numerous Buddy Guy tracks) be an indicator? We’ll just have to wait and see.