Roses is the sixth studio album by the Irish rock band The Cranberries, released in the Republic of Ireland on February 22, 2012 and globally on February 27, 2012 through Cooking Vinyl and Downtown Records. Produced by Stephen Street, it is the band's first studio release in ten years. Originally planned to be released in early 2004, the recordings for the follow-up to Wake Up and Smell the Coffee were scrapped after the band decided to go their separate ways. After a six-year hiatus, The Cranberries announced their intention to record a new album during their 2009–2010 reunion tour. The title Roses was announced on The Cranberries website, on 24 May 2011.