Miley Cyrus Zombie – The 27-year-old wowed fans with her powerful cover as she rocked it out with her band on stage without a live audience.
WATCH Miley Cyrus wows fans with her cover of The Cranberries’ iconic hit Zombie
Miley Cyrus has wowed fans with her cover of The Cranberries’ iconic hit Zombie. The American singer-songwriter performed the Irish band’s 1993 single as part of the #SaveOurStages (#SOS) festival at Hollywood’s iconic Whiskey a Go-Go venue.
Her rendition of the Irish band’s 1993 hit was one of two covers sung by the singer for the festival, which fundraised to preserve US grassroots music venues affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The National Independent Venue Association’s #SaveOurStages campaign has been put together to help get the bipartisan Save Our Stages Act passed. The act would establish a $10billion (£7.8billion) small business association fund to support small venues struggling due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
The 27-year-old wowed fans with her powerful cover as she rocked it out with her band on stage without a live audience. Her performance of Zombie, a song made famous by the powerful vocals and lyrics penned by the late, great Dolores O’Riordan, drew praise from fans online. She also covered the Cure’s iconic track “Boys Don’t Cry” and performed her recent song “Midnight Sky.”
Taken from their second album No Need To Argue and released in September 1994, the official video for The Cranberries track ‘Zombie’ has passed 1 billion views on YouTube, breaking records as the first Irish band to hit this milestone. The Cranberries now join a small club of iconic artists to reach this landmark and the video is the fifth most viewed rock video of all time globally.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 18, 2020
Written by Dolores O’Riordan as a protest song after IRA bombings in Warrington killed two children and injured 56 others in March 1993, Zombie was recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin and was produced by long time Cranberries collaborator Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur). Containing the lyrics, “But you see, it’s not me. It’s not my family,” the band were adamant Zombie should be the lead single from their new album and resisted the suggestion to go with a less political track, such was their commitment to the song.
The Cranberries’ biggest selling album is receiving a twenty-fifth anniversary expanded edition. No Need to Argue, originally released in 1994, earned global sales more than 17 million thanks to the success of Zombie. A dark, more sombre record than their debut Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? The tone for the record was set on the lead single Zombie.
Now fans will get another chance to hear more from the Limerick-born singer with the re-issue of No Need to Argue, the band’s biggest-selling LP to date.
The expanded edition of the album will be released on November 13 and includes remastered versions of all the album’s 13 original tracks as well as demos and live recordings from the era.
Fans can preorder “No Need to Argue” HERE
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