Sinead O'Connor reveals new image for album inspired by Ban Bossy campaign

Singer names album after Sheryl Sandberg's 'terribly important' campaign

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Sinead O’Connor has unveiled the album cover for her new record I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss, which sees the singer dressed in black PVC with a sharp black bob.

O'Connor revealed she changed the album name from its original title The Vishnu Room to reflect her support of Sheryl Sandberg’s “terribly important” Ban Bossy campaign.

On her official website, O’Connor wrote to confirm that the album title backs the campaign, which urges the public to stop branding assertive young girls “bossy”.

“Originally I had a different title, The Vishnu Room, but a few months back when I saw the phrase ‘I’m not bossy, I’m the boss’ and became aware of the Ban Bossy campaign, I wished I could re-name the album, since indeed it can be tricky being a female boss and I think Sheryl’s campaign is a terribly important one,” O’Connor wrote.

“At the stage I became aware of the Ban Bossy campaign it was too late to change the album title because the sleeve was already in print.

“But last week when the record company received the promo shots, which included the cover shot you now see, they asked could they change the planned cover to the current one, and that allowed me the opportunity of changing the title,” she said.

O'Connor on the cover of her new album. Image: Nettwerk Records

The album cover reveals a stark image change for the “Nothing Compares 2U” singer.

I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss marks O’Connor’s first album in three years, following a turbulent time for the singer.

In October last year, O’Connor wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus, criticising the singer’s ‘sexually liberated’ image, calling her “irresponsible”, “dangerous” and “anti-female”.

The letter sparked an open row between the two performers, with Cyrus mocking O’Connor’s previous mental health problems.

The 47-year-old previously made a desperate plea for psychiatric help on Twitter following two suicide attempts in 2012.

O’Connor’s new album will be released on 11 August on Nettwerk Records.

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