Imelda May Nearing Release of Album

Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2016-09-02)

Imelda May is getting closer to the release of a new album if recent posts on social media are to be believed. On August 24, 2006 May posted:

May has also been introducing a number of songs live in concert, believed to be songs from the new album.

The album is expected to include a track inspired by Bono, and maybe even a bigger role for the lead singer of U2. In April, May spoke to the Irish Sun about the album:

He (Bono) told me if you get this record right it will be a game changer, and that became a song, Game Changer. I’ve put my heart and soul into this record. I’m very proud of it.

Bono has been like a mentor with this record. So he’s been hounding T Bone about me. They know each other well, so it’s quite funny. He’s like ‘Jeez, will you get Bono off my back? I’m gonna have to get this album just right now’.

Some news outlets reported the above as if Bono had mentored May through her breakup rather than through her new album. She later appeared on the Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 to further clarify the reports:

I texted Bono and said, ‘They’re about a column away from saying Bono was the cause of Imelda’s break-up’

Apparently he mentored me through my marriage break-up. He didn’t.

The song that Bono helped inspire, “Game Changer” is expected to be on May’s new album when it is released. At this point a release date for the single or album has not been announced. May is working with producer T-Bone Burnett on the new album.

Imelda May is a familiar name to U2 fans. In December 2011, Bono appeared in concert with May at the O2 Arena in Dublin to perform “Desire,” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. On November 28, 2015, May would return the favor appearing in concert with U2 at the same arena in Dublin, to perform “Desire” once again.

In a recent performance on July 23, Imelda May performed a cover of U2’s “All I Want Is You” which we include for your viewing pleasure:

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