Bad Wolves Release Their Cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’
The music world took a huge hit this past week when Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries died at age 46. She was in London, England, where she was set to sing over Bad Wolves' cover of her band's hit single "Zombie." Today, in her honor, the band have released the cover they've recorded for the song, with all proceeds going to O'Riordan's three children.
This cover is a change of pace for the band on its opening half, playing a much softer kind of rock music than they're known for. Tommy Vext really goes all out in his vocal performance, possibly sounding the best on this cover than he ever had previously. They save the power for the song's chorus, where the group gives it a massive, heartfelt treatment. It's not hard to see why O'Riordan was a fan.
“It was the greatest honor to know she liked our version and wanted to sing on it,” says Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext. “We’re deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dolores and by the fact that she’s leaving behind three children so we are donating the proceeds from the song to her kids.”
“It’s such a powerful song and the themes are still so relevant, we wanted to release it in her memory,” he continues. “The original lyrics include the line ‘It’s the same old theme / Since nineteen-sixteen. In your head, in your head, they’re still fighting.' It’s a reference to the IRA bombings during the Irish Rebellion. We changed that lyric to say ‘2018’ and she was really excited about that because the nations may have changed but we’re still fighting the same battles today. Humanity is still fighting to assert itself despite all the conflicts.”
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