Sinead O'Connor recorded "Trouble Of The World"
in aid of the Black Lives Matter movement and as a tribute to Mahalia Jackson. Her first single in six years, she released it on October 2, 2020.
"There became this incredible movement that I found really moving with these women in the streets saying that when George Floyd called his mother, he called all the mothers, she explained to Mojo
magazine. "It made me feel that this was the right time to release a record, because my Mahalia was a very strong mothering figure and a huge figure in the Civil Rights Movement."
O'Connor added it is not a bleak song. "It's written that the world will become the Garden of Eden which it was intended to be, and that to me is what the song is saying."