DUNDALK pop star Andrea Corr is set to release her second solo record - a covers album entitled ‘Lifelines’ on May 27.
For the album, Andrea has covered songs by artists such as Donna Summer, The Velvet Underground, Nick Drake, Ron Sexsmith, and The Blue Nile.
Worked on by big name producers, Brian Eno, and John Reynolds, ‘Lifelines’ is currently being mastered. The album will be available in a number of different formats upon its release next month.
The formats include a Super Deluxe box that includes a T-shirt, DVD, and a lithograph designed, signed and numbered by Andrea herself.
Andrea is embarking on a lengthy tour this summer to promote the ‘Lifelines’ album. Her first solo album, ‘Ten Feet High’, was also led by some A-list production talent.
Nellee Hooper, who has worked with Gwen Stefani and Madonna, was at the helm of the record and Bono became an executive producer on the album.
In ‘Ten Feet High’, Andrea moved away from the trad-influenced music that has seen The Corrs sell 60 million records to date. The album was not a commerical success, but Andrea pushed on and wasted no time in getting back into the recording studio.
Andrea is also making a go of it as a stage actress. In 2009, she made her first ever professional stage appearance at the Old Vic in London, playing Chris in Brian Friel’s ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’. Last year, she took on the role of Jane Eyre at the Gate Theatre. She previously won a Best Actress IFTA nomination for her role in ‘The Boys of County Clare’.