Sinead O'Connor to release new album in February

Singer Sinead O'Connor attends amfAR's Inspiration Gala on Oct. 27, 2011, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS) Fresh off her fourth marriage, Sinead O'Connor announced that her new album will be released on Feb. 21.

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Her ninth studio effort, "How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?," will feature 10 songs surrounding the themes of love and loss, hope and regret, as well as pain and redemption.

O'Connor, 45, is streaming two of the new tracks, "4th And Vine" and "Take Off Your Shoes," online.

She'll tour behind the new release in 2012, with dates to be announced soon.

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of O'Connor's debut, "The Lion and the Cobra." Her sophomore album, 1990's "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got," featured the breakthrough hit "Nothing Compares 2 U," written by Prince.

O'Connor got married in Las Vegas last week to Barry Herridge. The Irish singer met Herridge, a 38-year-old therapist, online four months ago. O'Connor announced her search for a guy earlier this year, revealing that she was looking for a "very sweet sex-starved man."


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