IRISH MUSIC legend Sinead O’Connor has announced she will be releasing a single in aid of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The 53-year-old, who identifies as Shuhada Sadaqat since converting to Islam in October 2018, took to Twitter to reveal the news.
O'Connor wrote: "Very excited to be releasing a single in the next few weeks in aid of Black Lives Matter."
Very excited to be releasing a single in the next few weeks in aid of Black Lives Matter 😁
— Sinead O'Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) July 4, 2020
No further details on the name of the track or when it will be released have yet been given.
The Nothing Compares 2 U singer has been a vocal supporter of the protests witnessed worldwide in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody in the US city of Minneapolis.
Demonstrations were held in cities across the island of Ireland with the biggest protests taking place in Dublin and Belfast, respectively.
O’Connor previously tweeted that she was in “floods of tears” while watching Mr. Floyd’s funeral.
Christ. Am in floods watching George Floyd's funeral. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
— Sinead O'Connor (AKA Shuhada Sadaqat) (@MagdaDavitt77) June 9, 2020
The announcement comes just a few weeks after O’Connor signalled her intention to retrain as a nurse to try and help out on the frontline of Ireland’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
More recently, O’Connor ended up back in the headlines for more unusual reasons after a mural bearing her likeness appeared on Dublin's Richmond Street.
A play on the lyrics of her biggest hit, the mural featured an image of O’Connor alongside the words: "I stay in every night an sleep all day, since you took my pub away."