The surviving members of the Irish band finished their last album using the late Dolores O’Riordan’s demo vocals recorded in December 2017.
Exactly a year after lead singer Dolores O’Riordan passed away, the Cranberries released a new single from their eighth and final album ‘In The End’ last Tuesday, January 15, titled ‘All Over Now’.
The remaining members of the Irish band – Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler – revealed that they finished their last album using the singer’s demo vocals recorded back in December 2017, with, of course, a go-signal from the O’Riordan family.
“We remembered how Dolores had been so energized by the prospect of making this record and getting back out on the road to play the songs live, and realized that the most meaningful thing to do was to finish the album we had started with her,” they said.
Dolores, who died at 46, was found lifeless in a bathtub in a hotel in London, reportedly due to accidental drowning from alcohol intoxication.
The album, which will be released this April, marks the parting of the Cranberries after 30 years of playing and creating music together.
“It was a very emotional process for us. Knowing that we would never get to play these songs live made it even more difficult,” they said.
Meanwhile, Dolores’ mother, Eileen O’Riordan, said in an official statement that she supports the decision of the band.
“I can’t think of a more fitting way to commemorate the first anniversary of Dolores’ passing and to celebrate her life than to announce to the world the release of her final album with the band. I have no doubt that she is happy now and would be delighted with today’s announcement.”
The Cranberries has been around since as early as 1989, with singles ‘Zombie’, ‘Linger’, and ‘Dreams’ – among their many other hits – keeping them relevant in the rock music scene even after all these years.