Bad Wolves premieres music video for cover of The Cranberries’ Zombie!
Bad Wolves’ cover of The Cranberries’ intergenerational hit single Zombie continues to dominate rock and metal charts around the globe, with all proceeds from track donated to lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s three children. Today, the band reveals the official music video, directed by Wayne Isham (Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Motley Crue).
Originally released in 1994 following the IRA bombing of Warrington, The Cranberries’ Zombie hit #1 across the globe, including on the Billboard Alternative Songs charts. The song returned to the top ten on the US Rock Charts shortly after news of her passing was announced. That same week Bad Wolves released their version of Zombie in her honour. In just four weeks, the cover has garnered over 3 Million combined streams (across YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music) and continues to climb the charts. Bad Wolves’ version is currently Top 20 at U.S. Rock Radio and sits atop rock and metal iTunes charts around the world.
It’s a powerful testament to the Cranberries’ singer, who was set to record with the band on the day of her tragic passing. The new video features an unreachable woman fully-realized in O’Riordan’s iconic gold from the original Zombie video. Throughout the clip, she and frontman Tommy Vext try to touch each other but cannot. She leaves golden handprints with each attempt to touch.
“Dolores was excited about plans to guest vocal on a cover version of her all time classic Zombie by American rock band Bad Wolves. Although very different in style to the original, Dolores said she thought that the cover “was killer” and she was intrigued by the simple but effective couple of lyric changes that make the cover version as relevant to current world events as the original was to the events that inspired her to write the song in the early nineties,” says O’Riordan’s UK Publicist Lindsey Holmes, about what the Irish singer thought of Bad Wolves’ version of the track.
Her plans were cut short far too soon but the relevance of Zombie and the legacy of her music continues to span generations.
“Her lyrics, confronting the collateral damage of political unrest, capture the same sentiment we wanted to express a quarter-century later. That is a testament to the kind of enduring artist Dolores was, and will remain forever,” explains Bad Wolves’ singer Tommy Vext what compelled him to cover the song.
Bad Wolves’ debut record Disobey is set to be released on April 2018. The band have already announced upcoming US tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown. For dates and more informations visit www.fb.com/badwolvesofficial.