Zombie by Sarah Afshar

Zombie is one of those hauntingly sinister songs that sends a message so beautiful, you find yourself lost in translation. The song was released in Fall of 1994. I was only 13 years old when the song came out. And still today, it remains to be a wonderful song. Written by Dolores O'Riordan herself, the song sends a powerful message about political trauma.

I read that The Cranberries were offered $1 million from their record label to work on another song and O'Riordan ripped up the check (and checks were big before bank deposits back in the early-to-mid 90's) and worked on releasing Zombie immediately.

I was a huge fan of Dreams, so I wasn't sure if I would ever like the song, but when I heard it, I just knew that it would be a song I would not only love, but appreciate. In fact, I love it so much I had to cover it.

Tonight on Smule, I took the initiative to cover this classic. I did every single part of the song myself. The only thing I did not create is the background or composition to the song and of course the lyrics. 




Check out the video above. If you cannot see it or hear it, simply click here to listen to it. Listen with headphones. Thank you for listening and have a wonderful day.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Incredible rendition. Did you do all of the parts in the song?
Sarah said…
Thank you. Yes, I recorded all of the parts via Smule using an iPhone X.
Rigel Celeste said…
I also loved this song when it first came out! So glad to see it making a comeback. :)
Brianne said…
You did a really good job! I love your take on this classic. Zombie is one of my favorite songs.
Bill said…
You did a phenomenal job. I love the vibe of this rendition. Very cool. e
Surekha said…
This is so gree-AAATTTTEEE
It's so grea-EE-AA-aatttteee.
So good
So good
So-OOO good, good, good.
Seriously, I love it.
Jessica said…
that's a great song
Serene Xi said…
I agree that Zombie is one of those hauntingly sinister songs that sends a message so beautiful. You cover it very well - excellent job.
Ntensibe Edgar said…
Nnnniiiccceeeee....it's my first time of hearing of this song and the voice and fingers behind it. It's a worthy fit for my upcoming rebellion I am soon organising.
You did an awesome job covering a beautiful song! Thank you for sharing your talent with us ♡
I haven't heard this song before. That's what I love about the internet. You can get introduced to all types of things!
Emman Damian said…
Great song! I love the beat! Keep it up!
Lyanna Soria said…
Zombie is one of my favorite song and I like your take on this song.
Matt said…
Awesome, Sarah!! I have always loved that song. Your cover was so good! :) :)
Stephen said…
It's hard not to love the Cranberries and this cover more than does the song justice
wow. your cover is great! i love this song... it's nice to hear this once again..
Lashunta said…
I have never heard this song before. I do like it the sound. Good job.
Subhashish Roy said…
Zombie has been one of my favorite songs too and loved it the first time I heard it. I loved your rendition.Keep going.
Lily said…
Great cover. Please continue to do more!
Super Busy Mum said…
This is such a fab song!