In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, what lucky news it is to hear that Irish band The Cranberries are out to release an updated album Something Else based around their 1993 debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?. Something Else will feature acoustic and orchestrated versions of their classic hits “Linger”, “Dreams”, “Zombie” and more.
Singer Dolores O’Riordan is accompanied by the Irish Chamber Orchestra, rounding out the music with a heavenly and gentle sound. “Linger” (featured on both albums) was The Cranberries breakout hit. It charted #3 in Ireland and #8 in the United States, placing their debut album in the Top 20 on Billboard 200. O’Riordan tells Rolling Stone:
‘Linger’ was the first song I wrote after joining the Cranberries. I was 18, and the youngest member of the band was 16 at the time. We never imagined it’d be such a big hit. The bittersweet love song still holds all that sentimentality for us personally, which is why we had to include it on this project. Universally, I think its message remains timeless and relevant, never going out of fashion, yet never quite in fashion. It’s amazing to have a song hold up 25 years later, and I hope this acoustic version allows our fans to hear a Cranberries classic in a new way.
Very happy to say that we a new album called ‘Something Else’, out on the 28th April. More news to come soon. pic.twitter.com/lrI9cwLoVf
— The Cranberries (@The_Cranberries) March 8, 2017
Their seventh album will be out in spring and will be followed up by a summer tour in Europe. Something Else will also feature three new songs in addition to the revamps. Lucky for us!