Sinead O’Connor is back and with a vengeance. The Irish singer is set to release a new album August 12 titled I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss which will be Sinead O’Connor’s 12th album release.
The singer-songwriter has re-imagined the album that was to originally be released under the title The Vishnu Room. “Originally,” O’Connor wrote on her website, “I had a different title, The Vishnu Room.” The change for the title and album cover came after O’Connor became aware of the campaign “Ban Bossy” started by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg. The Lion and the Cobra singer explains on her website that it was a few months ago that O’Connor had seen the phrase “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” After becoming aware of the whole “Ban Bossy” campaign, the singer-songwriter explains how she wished she could rename the new upcoming album. “I wished I could re-name the album,” O’Connor writes, “since indeed it can be tricky being a female boss and I think Sheryl’s campaign is a terribly important one.”
O’Connor explains that by the time she was aware of the entire “Ban Bossy” campaign that it was simply too late to change the title of the album as the cover of the album was already being printed. However, thanks to the new promo shots for the album, taken by Donal Moloney, the Nothing Compares 2 U vocalist has managed to get exactly what she had wanted. It seems the the sexy, hot new look that the Irish artist provided to the record label put everything at a screeching halt. “They asked could they change the planned cover to the current one,” O’Connor wrote, “and that allowed me the opportunity of changing the title.”
Donal Moloney, an Irish photographer, is the man responsible for the fierce photo which has O’Connor decked out in a black, latex dress, a dominatrix style black bob wig while the singer clings to a guitar. Moloney shared via Facebook how lucky the photographer was to be able to shoot a series with O’Connor and Moloney uploaded the fantastic photo that was chosen for the new album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss.
The new look for O’Connor has definitely caught the attention of the record company and probably gave them hope that the 80s phenomenon could be able to make a serious comeback in the mainstream music world. Though O’Connor has never stopped working since her SNL stunt that basically ended her reign on the charts, it seems that this once money-making machine is on the path to redemption.
The “Ban Bossy” campaign that Sandberg started has many celebrities attached to it. Beyonce, Jennifer Garner and Jane Lynch to mention a few. The idea of the campaign is to stop using the word “bossy” as it brands women the wrong way. Where men in high positions are termed “leaders” women are referred to as “bossy.”
Sinead O’Connor has always been an amazing vocalist, songwriter and artist who has always stood strongly behind her beliefs. Fans are in total excitement mode as they wait patiently for this upcoming, new and highly anticipated album. Sinead O’Connor adds her voice to the “Ban Bossy” campaign with this new album I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss and also sends fans everywhere into a frenzy, excited of the Irish singers return.
By Derik L. Bradshaw