- 13 Apr 21
Gallagher and Hogan wrote 'Crybaby' over a number of phone calls, after being introduced by a mutual friend a number of years ago.
Due to land on April 16th, the track is Noel Hogan's first release since The Cranberries’ eighth and final album. In the End was released two years ago, earning a Grammy nomination in the process.
The Limerick band had been working on the album before the tragic death of frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan’s in January of that year.
Derry native Gallagher, who featured in Chris O'Dowd's Roscommon-set sitcom Moone Boy, completed the song virtually during the COVID lockdown.
A transformational journey takes place throughout the song, as the narrator expresses their hurt at being ‘left to dance alone’ and made to feel like they were ‘interrupting’ their loved one. The use of violins parallel with Bronagh’s velvety-rich vocals to keep the listener riveted, with Gallagher taking inspiration from space documentaries and old Hollywood romance films to write the lyrics.
Hogan is currently working on a soundtrack for a new HBO documentary, while Gallagher is now back in Manchester filming season three of the hit Sky comedy series Brassic.