Sinead O’Connor has undergone a radical makeover to promote her album due for release in August. The usually bald-headed singer transformed herself into rock star chic for the album art, and also changed the title of the work in a tribute to female empowerment. She also took inspiration, she says, from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s best-selling book "Lean In."
"Originally I had a different title, 'The Vishnu Room,'" O’Connor wrote on her website on Monday, "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.
"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."