Next month Sinead O'Connor will return to the music scene with the release of "Faith And Courage," her first full-length album of new material since 1994's "Universal Mother."
The first single from O'Connor's new album is for the track "No Man's Woman," and a video for the song is already in rotation at VH1 and MTV Europe, and finds the singer performing the number in long hair and a bridal gown.
In 1998, O'Connor left Ensign/EMI and signed with major label Atlantic. But her album was delayed by personal problems. Caught in a bitter child custody battle, she attempted to commit suicide in March of 1999 by swallowing 20 Valium tablets (See "Sinead O'Connor Ends Custody Battle After Suicide Attempt").
O'Connor released a critically acclaimed EP, "Gospel Oak," in 1997 and then appeared as Mother Mary in Neil Jordan's film, "The Butcher Boy," which kept her in the public eye, but also drew the ire of
some Church officials. A month later, she was ordained as a female priest for a splinter group of the Roman Catholic Church.