The Cranberries share single from final album
The 11 new tracks on ‘In The End’ were written before the Irish band’s frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan tragically passed away
Three decades after forming in Limerick, Ireland, The Cranberries are set to release their eighth and final album In The End. With Stephen Street once again taking producer duties, the 11-track record brings a remarkable career to a fitting and powerful closure. Announcing the album, the band has shared the first single All Over Now.
Comprising Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler, The Cranberries emerged from the pre-Brit-pop scene of the early 90s, with their trademark indie guitar sound and Dolores’ distinctive Celtic-tinged lilting vocal style. Their rise to global fame was nothing short of meteoric; best known for their now classic songs Linger, Zombie and Dreams, the band have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
Tragically, Dolores died on 15 January 2018, but the genesis of In The End began in May 2017 while the band were on tour. By winter of that year, Noel and Dolores had written and demoed the eleven songs which would eventually appear on the album. “Dolores was so energized by the prospect of making this record and to getting back out on the road to play the songs live,” recalls Noel.
In coming to terms with her passing Noel, Mike and Fergal listened to the songs and, with the support of Dolores’ family, wanted to honour their close friend, and collaborator by completing the record.
Speaking about the band’s concerns at the time Noel said, “We knew this had to be one of the, if not the, best Cranberries album that we could possibly do. The worry 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.”
In The End is due for release on 26 April 2019 through BMG. More info at cranberries.com