Imelda May has found a new groove, exploring blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, acoustic, cinematic drama and explosive balladry. She is setting a new course with a collection of the boldest, most personal and intimately autobiographical songs she has ever written. May has long been admired by her peers in the music community, including Bono, who says of May, I love the girl she used to be but I think I love even more the woman she s become. Still mischievous and playful, still a siren, but there s an ache in her voice now that has me with a glass at my ear to the wall of her world where trouble has entered the room. There s an erotic power here that's not just feminine power. She makes truth telling an invitation to intimacy.
Imelda May has finally made the album she s always wanted to make. I've called it Life Love Flesh Blood because that encompasses everything, says Imelda. It's all in there: birth, sex, love, divorce and death. It's the story of my life.