Sinead O'Connor hasn't produced a new album since 2007, but she's back.

First she stepped out on the era's best known social media, in search of a suitable mate. In fact, she claimed she was "so desperate for sex" she was in danger of doing something drastic.

"My sh-uation sexually affectionately speaking is so dire that inanimate objects are starting to look good as are inappropriate and/or unavailable men and/or inappropriate and or unavailable fruits and vegetables. I tell you yams are looking like the winners," she tweeted.


But in the end, all the online scrutiny was too much. Recently, she spoke to V Magazine about abandoning her Twitter account and instead putting all her energy into her upcoming album.

"So as I was writing these articles about sex, and Twitter and everything, it was a very interesting experience and I got the feeling that it was 50/50, half the country was amused because it was funny, and they other half were very serious and just took it terrible seriously.

"So there was a fair bit of abuse and I thought, wait, it’s actually okay for me to be me, we can all be whoever we are. So it made me write a new song for the record and actually change the title of the record, which is the only reason I’m telling this long story. So the record is now called 'How About I Be Me, And You Be You.'"

O'Connor takes getting back to basics seriously - and she's evening rocking her signature number one cut and singing her biggest hit 'Nothing Compares 2 U.'