Unreleased Sinéad O’Connor Song Debuts On BBC Show Following Her Death


Irish singer Sinead O’Connor recently passed away after her son Shane committed suicide in 2022. The singer was gravely devastated by Shane’s death, and her sudden death might serve as proof that she didn’t recover from the loss despite the fact that the cause of her death is unknown as of yet.

Following the singer’s tragic death, her previously unreleased track “The Magdalene Song” debuted on the series finale of the BBC show The Woman in the Wall. The series tells the story of a woman who battles a deep-rooted trauma inflicted on her by Magdalene Laundries — a home for unmarried pregnant women that is operated by the church.


Sinéad O’Connor’s unreleased song


Music producer David Holmes, who worked with the singer on “The Magdalene Song,” talked about the production of it. “The first half of the track is completely heartbreaking, and the second half is pure defiance,” he revealed in a discussion with The Guardian. “I stripped the song away to just Sinéad’s voice and then let the full power come in for the second half.”


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“It’s incredible how the meaning of the song came together with this story. It was just meant to be,” David added. “There’s a certain magic when you bring music to an emotive story.”


She gave BBC the right to use the song

Though O’Connor never imagined she wouldn’t be around when the song debuted, David revealed that she gave BBC the right to use it in the series. “Sinéad sanctioned the track for use before they had even started shooting, and when the producers heard it, they were amazed to have something so strong,” David recalled. “We all felt the only place this can go is at the end.”


“My big regret is that Sinéad’s not here to see the series,” he concluded. “She would have been proud. Some people have criticized the black humor in the script, but growing up in Belfast, I’ve seen the dark humor that people use to get through.”

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