Sinead O’Connor is back with a new album title that was inspired by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Ban Bossy campaign. “I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss,” the singer-songwriter’s 10th studio album, will arrive on Aug. 12 through new label Nettwerk.
“Originally I had a different title, ‘The Vishnu Room,'” O’Connor writes in a statement on her official web site, “but a few months back when I saw the phrase ‘I’m not bossy, I’m the boss’ and became aware of the Ban Bossy campaign, I wished I could re-name the album, since indeed it can be tricky being a female boss and I think Sheryl’s campaign is a terribly important one.”
Sandberg’s Ban Bossy campaign has advocated the elimination of the word ‘bossy’ to describe leadership qualities in women. Beyonce is one of the high-profile supporters of the viral movement.
O’Connor continues on her web site, “At the stage I became aware of the Ban Bossy campaign it was too late to change the album title because the sleeve was already in print. But last week when the record company received the promo shots, which included the cover shot you now see, they asked could they change the planned cover to the current one, and that allowed me the opportunity of changing the title.”
“I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss” follows O’Connor’s 2012 album “How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?.” The full-length will also be the Irish artist’s first release since engaging in an online spat with Miley Cyrus, whom O’Connor cautioned against being allowed “to be pimped” by the music industry.