Chvrches’ Iain Cook shares “fresh and upbeat” remix of The Cranberries’ ‘Linger’

Chvrches’ Iain Cook has shared a remix of The Cranberries’ 1993 track ‘Linger’.

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Cook deconstructed the song, which first appeared on The Cranberries debut, ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’, and then reassembled it to stay true to the vocal tone of the late Dolores O’Riordan.

“When I got the stems, the first thing I did was listen to Dolores’ vocal tracks in isolation,” Cook explained in a press release.

“Hearing those for the first time was magical; I was shocked by the intimacy and emotion in her performance. The first thing I did was to sit with the vocals on their own and rework the chords on piano.

“I often find that this is a great starting point with remixes as it helps you to shake off some associations that you have with the song, and this is a song which I’ve known and loved for over 30 years.”

The Chvrches musician said it was a daunting task to remix the seminal track, because “it’s such a classic song that I’ve known and loved since I first heard it”.

Cranberries drummer Fergal Lawler offered encouragement, and said in a statement: “Iain did an outstanding job in remixing ‘Linger.’ He reimagined the song completely, creating a fresh and upbeat version of this classic.

“Dolores’ original vocal is retained and sounds so beautiful and vulnerable at times. I’m sure she would have loved it,” he shared.

The track remains popular, with artists like Reneé Rapp covering it earlier this year, and more recently, Bambie Thug sharing their cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ while speaking out in support of Palestine ahead of the Eurovision finale.

Last year, Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry performed a unique cover for every city she visited on her solo tour. She covered Depeche Mode in Prague and The 1975’s ‘Paris’ in Paris, and also managed to cover Madonna at each solo show, having kicked off her first show with her version of ‘Like A Prayer’.

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