When Dolores O’Riordan passed away in January, it put the breaks on two projects the Irish singer and songwriter was working on with her band, The Cranberries.
Not only was a deluxe reissue of the band’s 1993 debut Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We in the works to celebrate its 25th anniversary, which was March 1st of this month, but a new album was in the works. Today, the surviving bandmates — bassist Mike Hogan, guitarist Noel Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler — shared via The Cranberries’ website that after much reflection, both projects were moving ahead.
As the band writes:
After much consideration we have decided to finish what we started. We thought about it and decided that as this is something that we started as a band, with Dolores, we should push ahead and finish it. So that’s the plan, to finish the project and get the special 25th anniversary edition album out later this year.
We will also be completing the recording of a new studio album as previously announced, which we also started last year and for which Dolores had already recorded the vocals. All going well we hope to have this new album finished and out early next year.
There are no details on the new material yet beyond this, but the Everybody Else reissue will include a newly remastered version of the album with previously unreleased songs and “other bonus material from the era of our debut album,” and will be released via Universal Music. Read The Cranberries’ full statement here.
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