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The Cranberries release first single from final album

By | Published on Wednesday 16 January 2019

Dolores O'Riordan

The Cranberries have released new single ‘All Over Now’. It’s the first track from their eighth and final album, ‘In The End’, which was completed following the death of frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan on 15 Jan last year.

At the time of O’Riordan’s death, the band were in the process of recording the album with producer Stephen Street. With the backing of her family, the surviving members subsequently decided to finish and release the record.

“Dolores was so energised by the prospect of making this record and to getting back out on the road to play the songs live”, says guitarist Noel Hogan of the decision to go ahead and release the album. “We knew this had to be one of the, if not the, best Cranberries album that we could possibly do”.

“The worry”, he goes on, “was that we would destroy the legacy of the band by making an album that wasn’t up to standard. Once we had gone through all the demos that Dolores and I had worked on, and decided that we had such a strong album, we knew it would be the right thing and the best way that we could honour Dolores”.

“It was a bitter sweet time”, he recalls of going back to the studio to finish the record. “The joy of recording new tracks is always exciting and one of the best parts of being in a band. At the end of every day when we’d laid down our parts there was a sense of sadness, knowing that Dolores wouldn’t be in that evening to work on that day’s track”.

Also speaking about the new record, O’Riordan’s mother Eileen said yesterday: “I miss her awfully, specially today, as does the entire family. That said I can’t think of a more fitting way to commemorate the first anniversary of her passing and to celebrate her life than to announce to the world the release of her final album with the band. She was very excited about this new album and was really looking forward to its release”.

‘In The End’ will come out on 26 Apr. Listen to ‘All Over Now’ here: