Zombieguide reported a month ago that British Music Programmer Matthew Vaughan has been programming new material for The Cranberries since the beginning of the year.
Now another update on the website for the Smoothside Organisation shows that not only has Vaughan been working on the band’s new songs, but on Dolores O’Riordan’s solo songs as well.
Dolores recorded the songs in London in April. According to drummer Fergal Lawler, “She feels [the songs] would be more suited to using as movie soundtrack material rather than Cranberries material. She said it’s very moody / atmospheric stuff with mostly piano and vocal so I’m looking forward to hearing it. It’s healthy to do things like that outside of the band as it eliminates the feeling of being ‘trapped.'” The Cranberries Official Website has been careful to explicitly state that Dolores is not recording a solo album.
Will Vaughan’s programming involvement relate to that “moody atmospheric” vibe that Fergal was referring to? Looks like we’ll have to wait to find out.
Source: Smoothside Organisation