Launch.com has posted a short interview with Dolores about “Analyse”, along with the news of the cut European tour. Read it below…
(9/18/01, 1 p.m. ET) — The Cranberries cut short their current European promotional tour due to the terrorist attacks on the East Coast of the United States last week (September 11). A terse statement on the group’s official website (cranberries.ie) explains: “They are returning home to be with their families.”
The group promo tour, like a similar one in the United States in August, is in support of its fifth album, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee, which arrives October 23 from MCA Records. The album features first single, “Analyse,” which entered the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart two weeks ago and now resides at Number 31.
Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan tells LAUNCH that if the song recalls the classic Cranberries sound, it’s not a coincidence. “It’s kind of like a typical kind of Cranberries melodic, upbeat-type song,” she says. “I think it’s one where Stephen Street, actually being the producer, has really captured that sound from the first two albums. You know, when he works with us he just kind of, he has a certain technique in his production and it really seems to work, really. I guess, you know, if it’s not broken, why try to fix it? So it’s good to be back with him, you know?”
The Cranberries teamed up with Street on their 1993 debut, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, and the next year’s follow-up, No Need To Argue.
– Neal Weiss, Los Angeles