The Cranberries have announced their final album, one year after the death of the band's singer Dolores O'Riordan. Titled In The End, the disc is a collection of songs O’Riordan worked on prior to her January 15th, 2018 death. The Cranberries also shared In The End‘s first single, the catchy “All Over Now.”
Eileen O’Riordan, Dolores’ mother, said 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 to the world the release of her final album with the band.”
She added, “I miss her awfully, especially today, as does the entire family. 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.”
O’Riordan and band mate Noel Hogan began working on the songs that would eventually appear on In The End while touring in May 2017. Hogan said, “Dolores was so energized by the prospect of making this record and to getting back out on the road to play the songs live.”
But before the group could get into a studio to start recording the songs properly, O’Riordan accidentally drowned in a London hotel room due to alcohol intoxication. Following months of mourning, the band listened back to O’Riordan’s demo vocals and, after receiving the full support of O’Riordan’s family, worked to complete the album.
In The End arrives on April 26th.