It’s been countless hours and 14,60 days since Magda Davitt (the artist formally known as Sinead O’Connor) released an album and today the Irish singer shared a new song exclusively with The Irish Sun titled ‘Milestones’.
It marks the first new material since Davitt’s 2014 album I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss. Produced by Northern Irish electronic producer and film composer David Holmes, ‘Miletstones’ features Davitt’s signature Gaelic croon over a soundscape of ambient synths.
As Davitt tells The Irish Sun, “David wrote the music. I wrote the lyrics and melody. This is just a first demo for fans because they never get to hear a demo. I thought it would be fun to share it”.
Davitt also talked about a new forthcoming album titled No Mud No Lotus, “I’m going to write on my own and with lots of other different people. It won’t be out before October 2019”.
After famously performing at the 60th birthday party for Pogues frontman Shane McGowan in January, Holmes reportedly approached Davitt after her performance and invited her to come up to Belfast for a potential collaboration.
“It’s [Belfast] my favourite place on earth”, said Davitt. “David is lovely, and the kindest person I think I’ve ever met. Literally would give you the skin off his back, never mind the shirt”.
The lyrics pull no punches and reflect the recent turbulent years in Davitt’s life as she sings:
Let’s start with the name
You can shove it where you keep all your pain
Since her ascendant rise to unlikely pop stardom after covering Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’, the singer will release her 11th album under the name, ‘Sinead O’Connor as Magda Davitt’, that she announced last year.
While the tour dates she announced back in March got cancelled due to “unforseen circumstances”, no future dates have been detailed.