Collaborating with award winning director Dan Britt, The Cranberries release the video for “All Over Now,” from the band’s final album In The End (available April 26th).
“We thought animation was the way to go,” guitarist Noel Hogan tells Gary Graff from Billboard in an interview. The storybook-like visuals were the product of a collaboration with illustrator Tom Clohosy Cole (who created the backgrounds), and partly inspired by Eric Ravilious’ landscapes of the English countryside, which Dan describes as, “beautiful but stark and criss-crossed by barbed wire and the signs of human activity.” Rather unique colouring techniques using paper textures and watercolour brushes run through the flat animation giving the video a hand crafted feel.
Taking inspiration from ‘In the end is my beginning’, a TS Elliot poem that resonates with the band, and by the song’s tale of an abusive relationship, the video sensitively visualises Dolores O’Riordan’s lyrics.
“After some initial discussions about the direction I was left alone for the most part,” recalls Dan. “The band’s support has led to what I hope is a good match to this lovely song a fitting tribute to Dolores.”
“All Over Now” blends rock, alternative and catchy almost pop-sounding melodies to deliver a classic Cranberries sound that runs through the new album. In The End is not a valediction; it is a celebration, one that stands as a powerful testimony to the life and creative work of Dolores and her brothers in music Noel, Mike and Fergal.