The Cranberries have released the lead single from their new album on the anniversary of their frontwoman’s tragic death.
Dolores O’Riordan passed away suddenly on January 15th of last year at just 46-years-old.
Listen to ‘All Over Now’, which features O’Riordan’s stunning vocals posthumously, below.
The track leads the band’s forthcoming Stephen Street-produced album, In the End, which is set to drop April 26th of this year.
In the End is the follow-up to the Cranberries’ 2017 release, Something Else and their recently reissued 1993 debut, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
Production for In The End was set to finish up at the start of 2018, with Dolores’ vocals recorded to the final demo stages on eleven songs prior to her death.
Following on from her tragic passing, remaining band members Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawlor announced that they would still finish the album.
In a Facebook post, the band revealed the “very emotional process” of recording after her death: “After Dolores’ devastating and unexpected passing in January 2018, we took some time out and put all plans on hold,
“As time passed, we began to think about how we might best honour our close friend and bandmate. This was a very painful process. We remembered how Dolores had been so energised by the prospect of making this record and getting back out on the road to play the songs live, and realised that the most meaningful thing to do was to finish the album we had started with her. We felt that this is what she would want. We spoke with Dolores’ family and they agreed.”
In a press release, O’Riodran’s mother spoke about life a year after her daughter’s death and her feelings on the forthcoming album: “I miss her awfully, especially 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. I have no doubt that she is happy now and would be delighted with today’s announcement.”
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