Earlier 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.
U.S. and Los Angeles County figures for 2006 were unavailable. But Tina Pasco, executive director of the Los Angeles County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said law enforcement in Los Angeles and elsewhere has stepped up efforts to reduce drunk driving in recent years. Statewide, the CHP reported arresting 93,690 motorists for DUI, 4 percent more than the previous year. Officials cited 1.17 million drivers for speeding, up 6.6 percent. Brown said law enforcement and traffic safety officials have stepped up efforts to enforce drunk-driving laws while also increasing public awareness about seat-belt use. Officials said it was unclear whether the one-year drop in fatalities may indicate a broader trend. SACRAMENTO – California traffic fatalities dropped last year by the biggest margin in more than a decade amid increased public awareness about safe driving practices, officials said Tuesday. Last year, 3,907 people were killed in traffic crashes and collisions statewide, down about 9 percent from the previous year, according to the California Highway Patrol. “That’s still too many, but the fact of the matter is it’s a large reduction,” said CHP Commissioner Mike Brown. “A 9.2 percent reduction in fatalities means hundreds of people got to go home and see their families and friends rather than make a visit to a hospital or morgue.” Christopher Murphy, director of the California Office of Traffic Safety, said state officials will make additional efforts this year to target illegal street racers and repeat drunk drivers, and to educate high school students about safe driving. “While significant progress was made in 2006, there is still much work to be done,” Murphy said. “One needless death is one too many.” Nationally, the rate of traffic fatalities has decreased over the last decade. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the national traffic fatality rate in 2005 was 1.47 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, down from 1.73 fatalities per 100 million miles in 1995. In 2005, there were 43,443 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, up less than 1 percent from the previous year. Pasco said later this month, MADD will honor 281 officers from throughout Los Angeles County who removed 22,784 impaired drivers from the roads. “Whenever you see law enforcement focusing on a particular area, whatever that crime is, it’s driven down,” Pasco said. “In this particular case, in California and certainly within CHP, you have DUI enforcement that has stepped up. And when that happens, we see lives saved.” harrison.sheppard @dailynews.com (916) 446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!