U2 have 50 ideas for their new album


U2 have enough ideas for five albums. Image by klem@s. Creative Commons

The Edge reveals the band are in great shape as they work on the follow-up to 2014’s Songs Of Innocence

Fans of Irish rockers U2 will be delighted to hear that the group are in rude creative health, as they plan their fourteenth studio album and what will be their first new LP since 2014’s Songs of Innocence.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the band’s guitarist The Edge said: “Including a lot of my really rough demos – I’m not suggesting they’re finished, by any means – there’s actually 50 pieces of music that I’ve put time into. Some of them have not been arranged or performed by the band, but there’s 50 ideas, and probably about 20 that we’re actually really excited about. So we’ve got some ways to narrow it down, but we’re in good shape.”

He explained that there is no firm release date yet for the record, which has a working title of Songs Of Experience: “It’s really hard to say at this point when it will be done. We’re definitely still in the weeds here. We’re not booking the pressing plant, so to speak, just yet.”

U2’s last album Songs Of Innocence received a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

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