While the members of U2 celebrate 30 years of the successful album Achtung Baby, they think ahead. These days, the Irish are working on an upcoming album, the first with new songs since Songs of Experience (2017).
The Edge, guitarist of the group, said that they are composing the new songs. “For now I’m having fun writing without necessarily thinking about the type of material. The question is enjoy writing without expectations, or set limits, “said the musician in an interview with the American magazine Rolling Stone.
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“I enjoyed working with Martin Garrix (on the Euro 2020 anthem“ We Are the People ”) and hope to work with him again sooner or later. But still we have not decided anything on who will join us, “he added. Two years ago, the group shared the track “Ahimsa” with composer AR Rahman.
“Your Song Saved My Life”, a movie song
Recently, U2 shared a new song that is part of the soundtrack of the animated film “Sing 2″, Where Bono voiced the rock star, the lion Clay calloway.
“It’s not a U2 thing.”Edge admitted, “but it’s about shuffling the cards, getting people curious, trying new paths. It was worth doing. And after it is a movie with many beautiful songs, we are in good company ”. “Your Song Saved My Life” it had a very good repercussion on the part of the specialized critics.
Is a new U2 tour coming up?
In December 2019, Bond, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. ended with the world tour for the 30 years of the remembered The Joshua Tree.
At the moment they do not have in mind to announce a new tour. Some time ago the idea of returning to the ring with Zoo TV as a celebration three decades after his departure. The Edge argued that are open to that possibility.
“I’d like to do it, I don’t rule it out. It is still relevant. At the time we were dealing with a 24/7 news overload, something never seen before. It was the effect of cable television that offered hundreds of channels. And we didn’t know it was just the beginning. “
“So yeah, I think Zoo TV it could come back and be as relevant as it was then, absolutely ”, commented the guitarist. “It’s something we talk about, but we didn’t go any further. That is not why I would rule it out. The team that produced it at the time is still working with us. “
The Edge: “You feel exhausted and you need to stay still”
For now the musician is enjoying his free time and creating new songs. “We all feel the need to take some time for us after the last tour, “he explained.
“For five years we were in the studio or traveling. It’s a positive impulse, but sooner or later there comes a time when you stop enjoying it and you stop. You feel exhausted and need to sit still for a while, if only to listen to music. And that is what we are doing right now ”, he concluded.