The Cranberries have released a previously unheard song called ‘Íosa’ ahead of the release of a new box set.
In October, the band will mark the 25th anniversary of their 1993 debut album ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?‘ by releasing a special reissue featuring out-takes and rarities.
‘Íosa’ features late frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan singing in Irish and was the band’s only recording to be made in their native language. The title translates as Jesus and the track was inspired by Catholicism. You can listen to it below.
The ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’ box set will be released on October 19. It was originally due for release in March but was postponed by the remaining band members following O’Riordan’s death.
The singer died on January 15 in a hotel room in London. She was 46 years old. A coroner later ruled her death was caused by drowning due to alcohol intoxication. In a statement, the surviving Cranberries said: “Today we continue to come to terms with what happened. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dolores’ children and her family, and our thoughts are with them today.”
“Dolores will live on eternally in her music. To see how much of a positive impact she had on people’s lives has been a source of great comfort to us. We’d like to say thank you to all of our fans for the outpouring of messages and their continued support during this difficult time.”
The band had been working on a new album before O’Riordan’s death. The frontwoman had already recorded her vocals and her bandmates have said they hope to have the record with fans by early 2019.