Irish rockers The Cranberries have released a special playlist in memory of what has been the late frontwoman’s Dolores O’Riordan 50th birthday. The band also shared the new music video for “Never Grow Old”.
The band took to Facebook to share selected songs from their discography called Remembering Dolores. “In order to celebrate all that she inspired and the joy that she has given on her 50th Birthday, her bandmates, friends and family, have pulled together a brand new playlist called ‘Remembering Dolores’ which is available now on all streaming platforms” reads the Facebook note.
20 years old song “Never Grow Old” from the album Wake Up And Smell The Coffee, starts the playlist. The track is accompanied by brand new video footage of never seen before archival videos. The video starts with O’Riordan polishes a beam wearing rubber gloves and the bandmates ss behind her. She says looking at the camera: “Sorry we can’t be with you but, as you can see, we’ve got work to do”. Watch the full video below.
The singer Dolores O’Riordan passed away on January 15th 2018 in a London hotel room. The investigation showed that she died by drowning due to alcohol intoxication. Her 50th birthday would have been on 6th September.
Singers mother Eileen O’Riordan spoke about her daughter on the Late Late Show on RTE. “She always wanted to be a singer/rockstar/a musician. She played the organ in the local church and I remember we had confirmation — not our confirmation. She sang for the Archbishop. When he came out everyone wanted a photograph and he said ‘I am not having any photographs until I see the girl who sang Panis Angelicus.‘ Twas then I knew she had something special. She was about 12 at the time. She sang after (as an adult) for the Pope. I was very proud” she told the host, Ryan Tubridy.
Remembering Dolores is available on all streaming platforms here.