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all that sentimentality for us per- sonally, which is why we had to include it on this project. Univer- sally, I think its message remains timeless and relevant, never going out of fashion, yet never quite in fashion. It’s amazing to have a song hold up 25 years later, and I hope this acoustic version allows our fans to hear a Cranberries classic in a new way.” In many ways Dolores’ comment applies to this whole album as the group brings more experience and maturity to the music with the help of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Strings add somber and spirited tones to compositions that run the range from pensive to peppy. The new- er tracks tackled serious topics. “Rupture” is about depression, about being in that black hole and finding it hard to get out of it and the single “Why?” was written soon after O’ Riordan’s father had passed away. Some- thing Else has something for anyone looking for compelling, well-crafted songs. Listen to the Cranberries new acoustic take on “Linger” NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 41