The Cranberries Share Animated Music Video For “All Over Now” [Watch]

first_imgEarlier this year, Irish alt-rock heroes The Cranberries announced their plans to release a final album, In The End, featuring their late singer, Dolores O’Riordan, who died suddenly at age 46 in January 2018. The lead single from their forthcoming final studio album, “All Over Now”, was also shared with the announcement. On Wednesday, the band took the next step in what will be their final album cycle under The Cranberries banner by debuting their new animated music video for the recently-released song.The video features animation and creative direction from artist Daniel Britt, whose past work includes contributions to that epic LSD-inspired music video for Adult Swim‘s Rick and Morty. The video’s storyline follows an animated young lady, who could be considered to be a fictional nod to the band’s beloved late singer. Viewers follow the character through a rainy, dismal landscape, which somewhat mirrors the song’s lyrical themes of domestic abuse. It’s worth noting that even with the abundance of darker themes presented throughout the video, the lead character does find solace through the light from a seaside lighthouse by the end. Fans can watch the new video below.The Cranberries – “All Over Now”[Video: TheCranberriesTV]“We thought animation was the way to go — it was either that or have actors in the video,” guitarist Noel Hogan said of the video. “But animation is something we’d never really done, so we thought it would be nice.”Hogan also went on to admit that the band’s label continues to push for more music videos behind the upcoming album, much to the chagrin of the band. Discussions on the potential for another video for the album’s next single, “Wake Me When It’s Over”, are ongoing.“The record company is really kind of pushing for a mix of old footage of us,” Hogan continued. “I don’t know if that’s something we want to do. We kind of feel a video should in some way represent the song more so than be just a bunch of clips that look nice. It’s kind of an ongoing discussion at the moment.”The Cranberries will plan on disbanding entirely following the release of In The End on April 26th via BMG.last_img read more

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Step Inside the Circus Tent of the National Tour of Pippin on CBS Sunday Morning

first_img View Comments Step right up, step right up! The national tour of the Tony-winning revival of Pippin is making its way across the country, featuring a talented troupe of performers. (Note: Originally aired on January 4, 2015. For current Pippin touring cast info, click here.) The Voice’s Sasha Allen, Tony winner John Rubinstein, Emmy winner Lucie Arnaz and more spoke with CBS Sunday Morning about the circus-themed show, which is directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus. Watch the full segment below and get your tickets to see Pippin!last_img read more

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Govt to slash diesel subsidy 50%, generate trillions in 2021 savings

first_imgHouse of Representatives (DPR) Commission VII overseeing energy on Monday approved a proposal from the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry to cut the diesel subsidy by 50 percent to Rp 500 (3.5 US cents) per liter, on the back of expectations that crude prices will remain low in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Indonesian Crude Price (ICP) is projected in 2021 to hover between US$42 and $45 per barrel, lower than the 2019 ICP average of $63 per barrel, according to the energy ministry.“Commission VII basically agrees with the government. We will fix the diesel subsidies at Rp 500 per liter in the proposed 2021 state budget,” energy minister Arifin Tasrif said at Monday’s meeting in Jakarta. The estimated savings assumed that fuel consumption would remain 25 percent lower than usual this year, added Alloysius, referring to statements from Pertamina officials.“The funds needed to subsidise biodiesel will be lower than what [biodiesel] producers expect,” he told The Jakarta Post on Monday. “I think that’s quite good.” The commission also gave its nod to a plan to increase the quota for subsidized cooking gas (LPG) while maintaining the quota for subsidized fuel in the 2021 draft state budget (RAPBN).The Cabinet and the House are currently drafting the 2021 state budget, with President Joko Widodo scheduled to announce the finalized RAPBN during the state of the nation address in August.Alloysius Joko Purwanto, an energy economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), estimated that slashing the diesel subsidy by half could save the government Rp 8.4 trillion in fuel subsidies and Rp 4 trillion in biodiesel subsidies this year, when fuel consumption was lower than usual. Savings could therefore be even higher next year, when fuel consumption was expected to be higher than this year.All diesel sold in Indonesia is a biodiesel blend, in accordance with the government’s mandatory B30 biodiesel policy launched in September 2019.center_img Saving on fuel subsidies is particularly attractive now for the government, which has been struggling to fund its cash-strapped budget amid the COVID-19 economic downturn.The government plans to disburse Rp 695.2 trillion in state funds this year to mitigate the epidemic and ensuing socioeconomic impacts. The coronavirus has infected 56,385 Indonesians and caused 2,876 deaths by June 30, official data shows.Minister Arifin also said the government might raise the quota for subsidized LPG on the basis of expected higher consumption this year compared to 6.84 metric tons (MT) last year.The cooking gas is sold in 3-kilogram canisters affectionately dubbed “melon” for their bright green color.“With higher gas consumption during the pandemic and more converter kits available to fishermen and farmers, we expect total consumption of 6.89 MT in 2020,” he said, referring to the ministry’s program that distributes LPG-to-fuel converters to farmers and fishers.The ministry plans to distribute 35,000 converters this year and 50,000 converters next year.Lawmakers are “exercising” tight control over the fuel subsidy quota amid expectations of relatively low consumption in 2021, and as the government expands its digital fuel nozzle program that aims to prevent ineligible customers from buying subsidized fuel.State-owned energy holding company Pertamina, which operates over 90 percent of the gas stations in the country, expects to complete its digital fuel nozzle program by August.“We will finish the program in two months. We faced some delays due to COVID-19, [because] some of the parts come from China,” Pertamina president director Nicke Widyawati said on Monday.Topics :last_img read more

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