Irish pop singer SINEAD O'CONNOR has released a new single “How About I Be Me” – a reggae love song produced by Kemar 'Flava' McGregor.
The track will be included on McGregor’s upcoming compilation Club Dance Riddim, which is due out later this year, while O'CONNOR plans to release a new album, now entitled How About I Be Me And You Be You, which is due for release in February 2012.
The ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ singer told the Jamaica Observer about the new single: "The song is about how it is generally considered unseemly for women to express their desire for adult, consensual, respectful, and healthy sex, and how sex generally is a difficult subject for us all to discuss — yet underneath it all, we all want it, ideally with 'Mr or Mrs Right,' but there's nothing wrong with loving 'Mr or Mrs Wrong' while you're waiting."
"My own feelings about sex are simply that sex — depending entirely on who you're doing it with — can be a very strong connection to whatever you want to call 'God', but only if it really is with someone you love. How do you know if you love? You just know. Love doesn't mean stay forever necessarily, it just means love. It ain't just ants in your pants," said O'CONNOR.
Her last studio album, Theology, was released in 2007 on Rubyworks.