A month has passed since Dolores left this world to go to a better place. A month in which life has been struggle and fear, grieve and insecurity, sadness and an unbearable pain ripping our chests and piercing our hearts like a knife. Today we have known there will be an upcoming album by The Cranberries. This is the official statement released by the band:
A few words from Noel, Mike & Ferg.
Firstly we would like to thank everyone for their support and kind words over the past few weeks. As you can imagine this has been a very sad and difficult time, not only for us, but also for Dolores’ family. Reading though the messages you all sent has been amazing. To see how much of a positive impact Dolores had on people’s lives is so lovely and gives some comfort at this very difficult time.
A lot of people have been asking what does the future hold for the band?
We have been discussing this over the past few days.
Over the past few months, the writing process for a new Cranberries album had begun with a lot of new songs already quite well developed. Dolores had already recorded vocals on these tracks so we have decided to finish them as it is what she would have wanted. We don’t know how many tracks will make the final album right now but it was Dolores’ wish that we complete the recording of the album and release it so we going to do just that in the coming months.
As well as finishing the new album there are a few more Cranberries projects that were already underway. We will look at each as time permits.
Again, thank you all for your support. We will try our best to keep you all up to date on things as they unfold.
This is not going to be the only posthumous album to be released. There will be another album with D.A.R.K., Dolores’ parallel band together with Olé Koretsky and Andy Rourke. We do not know even how to react. Two albums in a year would have been the greatest news ever, but now everything feels painful and cold. It is just an example of how unkind, cruel and hostile life is, to give us the best of blessings to take her away too soon, to turn our dreams and biggest illusions into fear and insecurities. Both bands agree on something: releasing both albums would have been Dolores’ wish. Making her happy has been this team and website’s main and only priority. So we will hold on to the music, to the memories, to our princess’ little face and we hope and pray she will give us some strength to carry on.