When I was 23 I had my heartbroken, or so I thought at the time, later I reapplied I’d had a lucky escape. However at the time Love had been cruel and I had been blind and there was no consoling me. Nothing compares to you was climbing its way up the Charts and was close to hitting number one. O’Connors rendition of Prince’s classic was so hard to listen too, not just because, of course, I thought she was singing directly to me, but because of the sheer raw emotion she put into her singing. The heartbreak she conveyed in her voice, was incredible. The song seemed to be everywhere I went and it felt as though my heart was breaking over again each time I heard it. Eventually though I came to see the song as one of redemption , yes the Love I thought I couldn’t live without had been taken away, but I wasn’t the only one who felt the pain and I would get over it..eventually.
Sinead rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1966 and began her music career as a teenager, performing in various bands before embarking on a solo career.
O’Connor’s breakthrough came in 1987 with the release of her debut album, “The Lion and the Cobra,” which featured the hit single “Mandinka.” She followed up with her second album, “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got,” in 1990, which included the iconic single “Nothing Compares 2 U.” The song topped charts around the world and became O’Connor’s signature song.
Throughout her career, O’Connor was been known for her powerful vocals and her willingness to tackle controversial topics in her music and public statements. She was been an advocate for various causes, including women’s rights, LGBT rights, and the fight against child abuse.
O’Connor released several more albums over the years, including “Universal Mother,” “Faith and Courage,” and “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?” She also collaborated with other artists, including Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack, and The Chieftains.
Despite some controversies and personal struggles over the years, Sinead O’Connor was a respected and influential figure in the music industry, known for her unique voice and her willingness to speak her mind. She will be much missed by those who new her and the millions around the world who heard her voice.