“A thrilling listen… not so much a return to their roots as a modern expedition across their vast reservoir of sounds and themes.”–THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The wait is over. U2’s 14th studio album Songs of Experience is out now via download & across streaming platforms. Listen here: https://lnk.to/SongsofExperience_PH
Featuring previously released tracks ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’ , ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’ and ‘The Blackout’.
U2 will celebrate the release of Songs of Experience with a performance on Saturday Night Live this weekend.
Recorded in Dublin, New York and Los Angeles, Songs of Experience was completed earlier this year with its subject matter influenced by Brendan Kennelly’s* advice to Bono, to “…write as if you’re dead”. The result is a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singer’s heart: family, friends, fans, himself.
Songs Of Experience is the companion release to 2014’s ‘Songs Of Innocence’, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience, by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake.
Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder, with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas, the album features a cover image by Anton Corbijn of band-members’ teenage children Eli Hewson and Sian Evans.
U2’s North American dates for the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will run from 2nd May. Visit www.U2.com/tour for details. Further dates to be announced in 2018.