Today is the one-year anniversary of the unexpected death of Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of The Cranberries.
Today is also the release of the band's final album, In The End, of which O’Riordan was working on before she suddenly died at the age of 46. The remaining members of the band, Fergal Lawler, Noel and Mike Hogan, opened up about the incredible emotional process of working on and completing their final album.
In a statement the band wrote on their website, they described the early discussion the group had on creating a new album, and the process they went through to make sure it properly honored their "close friend and bandmate."
The band had a final demo cut of the album, with O’Riordan's vocals recorded for all eleven tracks. Now, they're ready to share their final piece with the world.
They concluded their statement thanking fans, family, and friends for their support over the last 30 years as a band, and for the last year without O’Riordan.