The Cranberries Release Previously Unheard Track “Iosa”

The Cranberries have released a previously unheard track called “Iosa”.

The release of the ‘new’ track preludes the release of the upcoming Cranberries box set, which marks the 25th anniversary of 1993’s Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? This was the band’s debut album and their first major label release.

“Iosa” is the band’s only recording where Dolores O’Riordan sings in the band’s native language (Gaelic). The title translates as ‘Jesus’ and the lyrics are prayer. You can listen to the track below.

The Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? box set was initially meant to be released in March bus was pushed back to October 19 following Riordan’s tragic death. The 46 year old talented singer died in her hotel room of reported alcohol intoxication January 15 this year.

The remaining members of The Cranberries said: “Dolores will live on eternally in her music. To see how much of a positive impact she had on people’s lives has been a source of great comfort to us. We’d like to say thank you to all of our fans for the outpouring of messages and their continued support during this difficult time.”