I still can’t believe Dolores O’Riordan is gone. It seems so unreal. Her sudden passing really hit me hard. Her music was a major part of my life growing up. For Dresage, Dolores was one of her greatest vocal inspirations.

This cover that you’re about to hear was done back in 2015. It was just sitting in her hard drive until now.

Hear it below

“Dolores O’Riordan taught me how to sing. She showed a younger version of myself that the unconventional twists and turns in a voice could paint emotions far better than a perfectly trained one. I spent hours trying to sing harmonies on top of her lead vocal, working so hard to follow each outline she would craft. It wasn’t easy. She made me work for it and my ear got better cause of this. 

I made this cover of ‘Linger’ by The Cranberries back in August of 2015. I was at a different stage of my career, trying to figure out who I was and not slowing down to hear the voice inside telling me the whole time. Lost in the chaos, I took a solo trip to the mountains for some clarity. After a few days of solitude, something in me told me to go back to the beginning and listen my initial muses. I put on ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” and all the reasons l try came rushing back.

I want to thank Dolores O’Riordan and the members of The Cranberries for helping shape me as a musician. I hope by taking this out of its hiding place on a hard drive it can be shared as a tribute to her legacy.

Rest in power xo”

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Written by Darcel

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