By at 4:25 PM Monday, March 18th 2013

 

U2 Working With Danger Mouse on New Album

Danger Mouse, U2, Studio Reports

 

U2Four years after the release of their latest effort, No Line on the Horizon, more details regarding U2‘s next album have finally come to the forefront with bassist Adam Clayton confirming that the Irish legends have been tracking new material with superstar producer Danger Mouse. In an interview with Irish publication Hot Press, Clayton also stated that the members “very much want to have a record out by the end of the year, September, October, November. That kind of time… We have an abundance of riches, we could make three or four different records and justify that to ourselves, but to make the best record you can, you have to steer away from the ones you can make easily. We’re really trying to get into territory that we’re not comfortable in. If that makes sense…”

Previously, Bono has made claims that a new record would be a special one. Even his wife Ali Hewson sparked the excitement in an interview with The Guardian when she said that the band was making steady progress on a new album and that it sounded good. She would not comment further. Last July, Bono emphatically stated that the band “had the best three weeks in the studio since 1979… I think that they [the other band members] are very aware that U2 have to do something very special to have a reason to exist right now.”

In 2011, U2 celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their classic album Achtung Baby with the release of AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered, which finds various artists covering all of the songs on Achtung Baby. Check out Jack White’s breathtaking version of Love is Blindness below.

 
 

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6 comments
  1. Being a lifelong fan of U2, I am long awaiting their new album. Fans shouldn’t want to hear what’s expected, rather something new that will redefine the band’s sound. I’m looking forward to hearing it.

  2. DjFury says:

    No Line On The Horizon is a great album as was All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Most bands would be lucky to release material of that quality.

  3. ty says:

    Please be good. I would love for them to go back to their early 90s Achtung Baby/Zooropa sound. Even Pop is a good record. ATYCLB is OK, but NLOTH is probably the worst thing they have ever done.

  4. Hollyfeld says:

    Why does it now take these guys half a decade to make a new record now? Look at U2′s first ten years = Boy, October, War, Under a Blood Red Sky, Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree, Rattle & Hum, Achtung Baby. In *ten* years.

    Next ten years? Zooropa, POP, All That You Can’t Leave Behind.

    Next ten years after that? How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb and No Line On The Horizon, both of them largely pretty uninspired and very mediocre.

    I hope they stop putting all their efforts into the continually escalating ridiculousness of their live stage show and get back to focusing on making good music.

  5. Taka says:

    NLOTH was a pretty mediocre offering but at least the live show compensated. The next album in my view is a make or break for the band that we have grown up with. They have to produce a masterpiece.

    • Paul says:

      NLOTH was pretty close to their best album I think….it was very mature….and had very rich melodies

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