The Cranberries Marks Dolores O'Riordan's Death Anniversary With New Song 'All Over Now'
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The sorrowful but moving song serves as the lead single off the English band's final album as a group, 'In the End'.

AceShowbiz - It's been a year since Dolores O'Riordan died from accidentally drowning in a bathtub after drinking. Marking the anniversary of her death, The Cranberries released a new song entitled "All Over Now" on Tuesday, January 15. The song serves as the lead single off the band's final album as a group, "In the End".

The sorrowful but moving track features Dolores repeating the eerily prescient lyrics, "It's all over now," while asking her partner if s/he remembers the fight that happened in a hotel in London. "They started to fight/ She told man that/ She fell on the ground," she sings. "She was afraid that/ The truth will be found."

Besides "All Over Now", the final album will include 10 other songs which Dolores finished recording in 2017. Plans to complete the album were postponed after her death, but in a statement released on The Cranberries' Instagram account, the band explained the motivation behind finishing the album.

"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," they said. "We felt that this is what she would want. We spoke with Dolores' family and they agreed."

The band went on admitting that working on the album "was a very emotional process for us." They added, "Knowing that we would never get to play these songs live made it even more difficult. There was also an overwhelming sense of finality knowing that this was the last time that we would be in the same studio together working on a Cranberries album."

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A Message from the band about their new album 'In The End' In early 2017, the four of us got together to rehearse for the ‘Something Else’ Tour. During rehearsals, we discussed many times how great it would be to write and work on new material for a new album… And the prospect of writing and working on new material for a new album was very exciting. By December 2017, Dolores had completed and recorded the vocals to final demo stage on the eleven songs which feature on this recording, and we had planned to go into the studio to complete the album in early 2018. 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. It was a very emotional process for us. Knowing that we would never get to play these songs live made it even more difficult. There was also an overwhelming sense of finality knowing that this was the last time that we would be in the same studio together working on a Cranberries album. We would like to take the chance to thank all our families and friends as well as Dolores’ family and friends, and all those work worked with the band over the years. And to our fans, who have stood by us for almost thirty years; thank you, without you, none of this would have been possible. It has been an incredible journey. We dedicate this album to our dear friend and bandmate Dolores. She will always be with us in her music. Noel Mike Fergal To mark the first anniversary of Dolores’s passing The Cranberries will be releasing the first song from the new album, ‘All Over Now’ on the 15th of January.

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Dolores' mother, Eileen O'Riordan, showed her support for the album in a statement. "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 the world the release of her final album with the band," she said.

"In the End" is set to hit the stores on April 26.

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