U2’s The Edge says they’re ‘working away on a bunch of new things’

November 23, 2021

When it rains, it pours. Did you read the recent Rolling Stone interview with U2 guitarist The Edge? He told them that the band is currently working on the follow up album to 2017’s ‘Songs of Experience’.

“We are firmly locked in the tower of song and working away on a bunch of new things. I’m just having so much fun writing and not necessarily having to think about where it’s going to go. It’s more about enjoying the experience of writing and having no expectations or limitations on the process.”

As for who will produce the new music, that’s up in the air, “I so enjoyed working with [Dutch DJ] Martin Garrix [on the UEFA Euro 2020 song ‘We Are The People’] and I hope to work with him in the future. But we haven’t made any firm decisions on what the next thing will be in terms of personnel. I just don’t know.”

The Edge was asked about the possibility of putting Zoo TV back on the road for its 30th anniversary, he said, “I would love that and I couldn’t rule it out. I think [Zoo TV] is such a current thought. Back then we were we’re dealing with the overload and kind of the whiplash of 24/7 news cycles, which hadn’t been known before. It was the overload of cable TV and hundreds and hundreds of channels. And little did we know that that was just the beginning of this avalanche of channels to kind of draw your attention.”

Meanwhile, the band is releasing a 50-track digital boxset of ‘Achtung Baby’ on December 3rd that will include remixes and B-sides. Just in time for jolly St. Nick.

Remember when people got mad when U2 put an album on Apple for free? Wouldn’t a new U2 album sound good right about now?


Written by Todd Hancock

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