Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan has unveiled the first single from The Puro, his new musical project with singer-songwriter Mell Peck.
The first single from the partnership, Prisonreleases this Friday, May 20.
It’s the result of a “remote collaboration” between the Limerick guitarist and the Brazilian singer over the past two years, which began when Hogan discovered Peck’s work on YouTube.
“My writing style hasn’t changed much since the early days of our first [Cranberries] album,” Hogan said.
“If Dolores [O’Riordan, the late singer of The Cranberries] was still with us today, it would be very much in the style of a song that I would compose. Mell has the pure vocal ability and sound that Cranberries fans associate with us.”
“Noel searched online to see who I was and that’s where it all started,” Peck said. “We met and started talking and we had the idea of composing together.”
“Noel sent me one of his songs so I could write the lyrics,” she continued. “I was so excited that I composed and recorded the song in two days.
“Since then, we have never stopped and ideas are still flowing. I always felt that we had something in common.”
Peck and Hogan hope to play live shows as The Puro in the near future.
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