Sinéad O'Connor

May 11, 2015 • Martyrs', Chicago, IL

With a fiercely shaven head and delicate features, Sinéad O'Connor presented herself on the cover of her debut album as a paradox, simultaneously both revealing her femininity and downplaying it. It was a savvy first impression to make since it served as the perfect introduction to the contrasts that her music would also reveal, music that was by turns introspective and outspoken, peaceful and tumultuous, thoughtful and impetuous, gentle and harsh.