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Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallagher virtually produced their new single 'Crybaby'. Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallagher virtually produced their new single 'Crybaby'.

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Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallagher release new single ‘Crybaby’

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Noel Hogan and Bronagh Gallagher virtually produced their new single ‘Crybaby’.

Cranberries Noel Hogan and ‘The Commitments’ actress Bronagh Gallagher release new single ‘Crybaby’

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Tara Byrne

The Cranberries Noel Hogan and singer and ‘The Commitments’ star Bronagh Gallagher are releasing a fantastic brand-new track ‘, Crybaby’, released on Friday, April 16.


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This is Noel’s first release since The Cranberries released Grammy-nominated album in April 2019 – the band’s eighth and final studio album ‘In The End’, which they had been working on before the death of Dolores O’Riordan in January 2018.

The collaboration came about when the pair were introduced by a mutual friend and remained in touch. After many songwriting sessions by phone, the two virtually produced the new single together.

Noel had been working on a number of tracks, and when he heard Bronagh’s voice, he thought this track would be perfect for her.

Throughout the song, a transformational journey takes place, as the narrator expresses their hurt at being “left to dance alone” and made to feel like they were “interrupting” their loved one. The use of violins parallels with Bronagh’s velvety-rich vocals to keep the listener riveted, with Gallagher taking inspiration from space documentaries and old Hollywood romance films to write the lyrics.

They decide to wash away the overwhelming sadness that has gripped them for too long and learn to embrace the beauty of the world around them in their pursuit for happiness, ‘I don’t want to cry no more’.

Noel Gallagher was the guitarist and composer for the Cranberries.

Noel Gallagher was the guitarist and composer for the Cranberries.

Noel is currently working on a soundtrack for a new HBO documentary, while Bronagh is now back in Manchester, filming season three of the hit comedy series ‘Brassic’ for Sky TV and writing music for a new release later this year.

Grammy-nominated guitarist, songwriter, and producer Noel was the co-founder and main composer with The Cranberries. Many albums later and numerous songwriting credits, Noel Hogan’s deserved place in rock music history is firmly guaranteed.

His considerable achievements have been recognised by awards from, amongst others, MTV and Ivor Novello. As part of The Cranberries, Noel honed his production skills by working with legendary producers Stephen Street (Morrissey, New Order), Cenzo Townsend (U2, Florence and The Machine) and Bruce Fairbairn (Bon Jovi, AC/DC).

Noel has co-produced and co-written work with Bernard Butler (Suede) and Richard Walters (Monoband and Arkitekt). In addition to his phenomenal global success with The Cranberries, Noel Hogan has carved out a growing reputation as a producer and solo artist. Working with Richard Walters and a wide range of vocalists, his critically acclaimed Monoband project released its first recording in 2004. Their eponymous debut was named as album of the week by The Ticket (Irish Times, Dublin) and demonstrates Hogan’s assuredness and versatility as a producer and composer.

Talented Bronagh Gallagher is currently starring in hit comedy TV show 'Brassic'.

Talented Bronagh Gallagher is currently starring in hit comedy TV show ‘Brassic’.

Derry native Bronagh became involved in the performing arts, including music and drama, during her teenage years. She later joined a local amateur drama group known as the Oakgrove Theatre Company. Bronagh made her screen debut in 1989, starting primarily on television series. Her first big feature film appearance was in Alan Parker’s ‘The Commitments’ (1991), followed three years later in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Pulp Fiction’ (1994). Five years after that, she appeared in George Lucas’s film prequel ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’ (1999). Rolling into the 21st century, Bronagh’s work balanced out evenly between television and film. Further film appearances included ‘Tristan + Isolde’ (2006) and ‘Sherlock Holmes’ (2009). Her additional television work included ‘Holby City’ (1999), ‘The Bill’ (1984), ‘The Field of Blood’ (2011) and ‘Pramface’ (2012). Bronagh remains active as an actor as well as a musician.

Commenting on the upcoming release of the new single, she said, “Just 3 days to go until Noel Hogan and I release the new single ‘Crybaby’. It was such a great honour to work with Noel on something brand new. It has been such an exciting and challenging road, and I can’t wait to share it all with you on Friday!”

‘Crybaby’, co-written by Noel and Bronagh, is available for download and streaming everywhere from Friday, April 16.

 

To listen to ‘Crybaby’ go HERE 

For more music stories on The Cranberries go HERE 

 

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