Sharon Kors described her latest solo album as a “rebirth” that emerged from a “total renaissance” in her life.
The 51-year-old singer and violinist, who rose to fame with her siblings Andrea, Caroline and Jim in the Irish folk-rock band The Corse, said she remained a “romantic” despite the events leading up to the album.
The end of her 18-year marriage to barrister Gavin Bonner, with whom she shares two children, influenced the lyrics on The Fool and the Scorpion, including the title track.
She told the PA news agency: “With my friends I’m very patient, very loving, sometimes very sensitive – that’s what I get music from. But that’s when I turn around. I’m done.
“This album is about rebirth. This album, for me, at the beginning, I almost knew it was like a total renaissance in my life. And I was changing my life for the better, no matter how hard it was.” Don’t be.”
Cor said: “I’m a real romantic and I always will be, no matter what happens to me, you’re not going to take it away from me.
“The point is, whatever phase you’re going through, I think one of the biggest challenges is keeping your heart open.
“Because things can take you away and make you too safe and you can bring negative stuff into a situation where it’s not really happening or it’s not fair.
“You have to look at yourself from every level. Keep your heart open but keep your instincts. And I managed to do that (on this album).
Korr criticized American pop star Miley Cyrus’ 2013 music video for the song Wrecking Ball, which featured her wearing a pair of shoes, swinging on a wrecking ball while singing about a failed relationship.
Speaking about the progress women musicians have made toward equality, Kors said: “I think we’ve been bogged down in the idea of hyper-sexual content for a while. And I don’t think it makes any difference. Benefited.
“I don’t think it’s any use seeing someone naked at a wrecking ball. Salute to the girl and she’s a lovely singer and a true talent, and was probably pushed into it by some suitors who thought, ‘Okay, we Something shocking needs to be done’.
“It’s like being fed at McDonald’s. Okay, so it’s delicious. But the thing is, it sidesteps the music. And that’s where the pain is. Because that was a really cool song. But I guess Now that it’s getting recalculated a lot.”
Fools and Scorpions is out now.