- 02 Oct 20
Take a look at the video for our current Hot Press cover star's highly anticipated new single below.
Sinéad O'Connor is back – with a powerful video for her brand new single, 'Trouble Of The World', released today in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The spiritual, popularised in 1959 by legendary gospel singer and activist Mahalia Jackson, remains timely in the context of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis.
"I fell in love with the song for the same reason that anyone would fall in love with it," Sinéad told Hot Press in her recent cover story interview. "The lines about 'I want to see my Mother' – who doesn't fall in love with that? So I was as tearful as the next man, frankly, listening to that. Once we did it, I realised it really suits the time now. I was also observing Public Enemy on CNN talking about their track 'State Of The Union'. Chuck D was saying how important it is that artists get out there and make statements."
"Every movement needs a soundtrack," she continued. "And the soundtrack for this particular movement has already been recorded by people like Mahalia Jackson."
Sinéad's new single was first played at 8.10am this morning, by Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 Music.
Back in August, Sinéad revealed on Twitter that she shot a music video for the single in London, with iconic director, DJ and artist Don Letts. The single is produced by the great Belfast producer David Holmes.
So excited for Thursday. Making the video for my new single with Don Letts directing. Single is in aid of and in support of Black Lives Matter and will be released October 2nd.
— Sinead O'Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) August 25, 2020
The release marks another major moment in Sinéad's triumphant return – with a sold-out run of shows last year, and a stunning performance on the finale of The Late Late Show.
Watch the video for Sinéad O'Connor's new single, 'Trouble Of The World' below:
Buy the single from Bandcamp below – with 100% of revenue from the digital sales going to Black Lives Matter charities, "a cause close to Sinéad's heart and the raison d'être of the song's release."
Order your copy of the new issue of Hot Press – featuring cover star Sinead O'Connor discussing Black Lives Matter, Trump, musical heroes, and more – now: