Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Another new U2 song

U2 have unveiled another new song on their 360° World Tour.

“Every Breaking Wave” premiered last Saturday (21) at the band’s show in Helsinki.

“No one’s heard that before, including the two of us,” said Bono, after he and The Edge finished the quiet song.

The track was reportedly planned for “No Line On The Horizon,” but didn’t make the final cut; it may be included in a future U2 release, and there’s a bunch on the horizon.

Bono recently told Rolling Stone that U2 have as many as four records ready to go. “We have “Songs of Ascent,” which is the meditative work that was meant to complement “No Line on the Horizon.” We've got a rock album. We also have a club-sounding album. And then we have the Spider-Man (musical) stuff.”

Recalling opening night of this leg in Turin a few weeks back – where the band played 3 new songs (click here for more info and to see/hear them) - playing new music on the road thrills Bono. “The idea was to make the crowd the spectacle – for us to be in the middle of this community and be able to play a new song if we want. People actually see it happening, because there is nothing else on stage. You can't hide.”

Bono says the concept challenges both the performers and the fans. “So now is the throwdown: "Oh, really? Let's see you play some new songs. How about three?" he continued. “Sure, people can say, ""Oh, I didn't think that was any good." But if I was a U2 fan, that's what I would want. I would want to watch a new song develop. We may discover it's not what we thought it was, and it may never see the light of day.

U2 – Every Breaking Wave (unreleased)
Olympic Stadium – Helsinki, Finland – August 21, 2010