FEMALE empowerment lies at the heart of a new song soon to be released by Bradford-based singer Sinead Campbell.

The EP 'Ascension PT 1’ contains a lead song, Body, about women finding a voice.

A video to accompany the song - which will be released towards the end of summer - has been shot at well-known locations in Bradford including Forster Square, City Park, Broadway, the former Odeon cinema and Darley Street.

“I really enjoyed making it. It includes a woman we came across playing the accordion under the arches in Forster Square and a homeless man, who we bought lunch for. We spent a day shooting and anyone familiar with Bradford will recognise it.”

Sinead, of Dudley Hill, is planning to make a further video to accompany the EP, with the help of women from Bradford. “I would like to get together women from the local community, women of all shapes and sizes and from all cultural backgrounds,” she says. “I would like them to come along and be themselves – I want it to be totally authentic.

“I would be a project about women, their roles and self-esteem and from what comes from loving yourself from within. It is about empowering women; promoting self esteem and confidence from within. It is inclusive of anyone who wants to celebrate femininity."

Over the past year the former pupil at Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College has herself gained more confidence. “I have come to realise what really matters to me. It is about having a voice as a woman - having a voice with substance.”

She feels the entertainment industry is moving forward. “For many years it was dominated by men, but now things are changing.”

She cites the success of initiatives such as Leeds-based Both Sides Now which inspires and champions women in the music industry and Keychange, a Europe-wide initiative backed by music charity PRS Foundation - a collaboration with numerous festivals across the globe who have pledged to improve their line-ups by giving male and female performers an equal footing.

Last year Sinead, who studied theatre at York St John University and has worked in all areas of performance from pantomime to musical theatre, shows and dance videos, released her debut single Shot in the Heart. She also recorded two singles, Indigo and Back to Basics, with the band Postculture.

Her music has developed since she first began performing. “It has modernised a little,” she says. “It was an eighties sound, and now it is more of a current sound. The lyrics have more conviction - finding myself has shone through in my music.”

Sinead is embracing her future as a singer and hopes to break into the commercial industry: “If you persist and work hard to hone your craft you slowly begin to realise that it pays off. You start to meet people and find your way,” she says. “I am really enjoying myself and am excited about the video.”

To coincide with the release of her EP Sinead is embarking on a UK tour, with dates and venues to be confirmed. “There will probably be seven or eight dates. I am keen to perform in London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Belfast. I particularly want to appear in Belfast as I have family there.”

Sinead’s current videos can be seen on YouTube (https://youtu.be/4Z3MgO16X3M), including the recently released Back to Basics which was shot in Bradford and made by Bradford firm Anarchy Cinema.

*Any women interested in being part of Sinead’s music video can email her on info@sineadcampbell.com