HomeMusicThe Raw Art and Life of Sinead O’Connor

The Raw Art and Life of Sinead O’Connor

-

Sinead O’Connor, who died recently at 56, had a complicated relationship to the spotlight, and to stardom. She revealed her most vulnerable self over and again, and was often chastised for it, but her direct expression of her personal truth also became one of her signature artistic achievements.

But O’Connor was a signature musician, too — her first two albums were intimate, vividly intense and full of nimble and variegated singing. And she was an inventive covers artist too, often dismantling other performers’s songs until she’d unearthed their emotional core.

On this week’s Popcast, a conversation about O’Connor’s unlikely pop fame, the musical corners she naturally gravitated toward, the ways in which her personal convictions intersected with her art, and the paths she followed once leaving the spotlight behind.

Guests:

  • Alfred Soto, who writes about music for Pitchfork, Billboard and others

  • Amanda Hess, a New York Times critic at large

Connect With Popcast. Become a part of the Popcast community: Join the show’s Facebook group and Discord channel. We want to hear from you! Tune in, and tell us what you think at popcast@nytimes.com. Follow our host, Jon Caramanica, on Twitter: @joncaramanica.



Content Source: www.nytimes.com

LATEST POSTS

Cleaning The Bathroom Is Gross, But These 30 Walmart Products Make It *Slightly* Better

This kit includes a round brush, a small flat brush, and a large flat brush.Promising review: “I am so glad I found this!!!...

P1Harmony, ITZY, Stray Kids, NewJeans, ENHYPEN, BTS, ATEEZ, And More Sweep Top Spots On Billboard’s World Albums Chart

Billboard has published its World Albums chart for the week ending on February 24! P1Harmony’s new studio album “Killin’ It” debuted at No. 1 on...

ZINDAGI TERE NAAM LYRICS – Yodha | Vishal Mishra

Zindagi Tere Naam Lyrics Ho Ho Ho Ho… Ankhiyon Se Haaye MeriDoor Na JaanaDil Se Ve Haaye MereDoor Na Jaana Ke Tu Hi Zamana MeraDuniya Thikana MeraTu Subah...

Translating the Visual Narrative of Black Music Videos for Global Audiences

Since the inception of music, it has been a great part of our lives. If you notice every sound around us is music. The falling...

Most Popular