The Cranberries have shared ‘All Over Now’, the first single from their eighth and final album, In The End and also the forthcoming album’s tracklist. You can check ‘All Over Now’ out below.
The genesis of In The End began in May 2017 while the band were on tour. By the winter of 2017 Noel Hogan and Dolores O’Riordan 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 Hogan.
In coming to terms with her tragic passing in January 2018, Noel and Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawlor listened to the songs and, with the support of O’Riordan’s family, wanted to honour their close friend, and collaborator by completing the record.
Speaking about the band’s concerns at the time Noel Hogan 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.”
With the songs at various stages of completion they turned to Stephen Street – who had produced four of their previous albums including Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? and No Need To Argue – and spent 4 weeks in a London studio, building the sounds around Dolores’ vocals from the original demos.
Noel Hogan remembers: “It was a bitter sweet time. 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.”
Speaking about the single and the album, Dolores O’Riordan’s mother said: “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.”
In The End includes the following tracks:
‘All Over Now’
‘Wake Me When It’s Over’
‘A Place I Know’
‘Catch Me If You Can’
‘In The End’
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