Imelda May on how Bono helped her get through ‘rollercoaster year’ following marriage break-down
Published 01/05/2016 | 14:11
Imelda May admitted she’s had a “rollercoaster year” after announcing her spilt from her husband Darrel Hignam last July.
The rockabilly star (41) admitted that her friend, U2 frontman Bono, helped her get through her break-up by encouraging her to pour her heartbreak into song.
“The album is about my life and what I’ve experienced recently. The songs are more honest than anything before,” she told The Irish Sun.
“Bono told me if you get this record right it will be a game changer, and that has become 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,” she said.
The singer remains on good terms with her ex-husband of 13 years following their split last summer and the pair have a daughter, Violet, together.
However, Imelda hinted that her turbulent year may not have been romance-free.
“I’ve gone through friendship, divorce, falling in love again, falling out of love again.
“I’ve had a rollercoaster year and I am still in the middle of it,” she said.