The American metal act Bad Wolves presented a video with a cover version of The Cranberries’ famous song "Zombie". It’s reported that all proceeds from track will be donated to children of the vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, who passed away on January 15, 2018.
The video for the song "Zombie", directed by Wayne Isham (Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Mötley Crüe), is a dedication to Dolores O'Riordan, who on the day of her death had to record the vocal for Bad Wolves’ cover.
"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", says Blabbermouth.
In a statement, O'Riordan's U.K. publicist Lindsey Holmes provided further insight into what the Irish singer thought of Bad Wolves' version of the track:
"Dolores was excited about plans to guest vocal on a cover version of her all-time classic 'Zombie' by American rock band Bad Wolves," she said. "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."
Bad Wolves' Tommy Vext explains what compelled him to cover the song:
"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."
The original version of "Zombie" by the Irish band The Cranberries.