Published May 13, 2014In recent years, controversy-stirring Irish singer Sinéad O'Connor has frequently been tabloid fodder, but she's aiming to put the focus back on music thanks to a new record deal for a forthcoming album. She has signed with Nettwerk Music Group for The Vishnu Room, due out August 12.
O'Connor already has a working relationship with Nettwerk, since the Canadian company has handled her publishing for several years. The label's Blair McDonald said in a statement, "Having published Sinead as a songwriter for the last five years, it's great to now broaden that relationship to the Nettwerk label too. The new recordings are incredible and we're all very excited to be working on this worldwide release for later this year."
While there's not yet much confirmed information about The Vishnu Room, a press release promises that it "is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender."
During a recent appearance on Ireland's The Saturday Night Show, the singer said that the album was made up of love songs. She performed a stripped-down version of a song called "How Nice a Woman Can Be," which can be seen below.
This will be the follow-up to 2012's How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?