Monday, December 16, 2013

U2 post Paul Epworth mix of Ordinary Love

U2 have posted a Paul Epworth-produced version of “Ordinary Love”, a new song written for the movie “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.”

The British music producer, musician, and songwriter is primarily known for his work with Adele ("21"), but he has also collaborated with the like of Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars, Cee Lo Green and others.

Bono was in South Africa this past week to join those paying tribute to Nelson Mandela at Tuesday's memorial service.

“In Ireland,” he says, “A wake is never without humor, but it's fair to say we lean heavily on the melancholy... one thing I love about Africa is they accompany the departed with dancing, lots of it, and music full of joy.”

On Thursday, “Ordinary Love” was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the band wanted to share Epworth's new version.

“We think Paul Epworth's mix is a very soulful, uplifting one and we hope our audience will agree,” says Bono.Nelson Mandela's life and times meant more to me than I can ever tell you, I would need a hundred songs to do that... but this complicated little love song to Winnie and South Africa is the one that landed on our lap. I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for believing in us and the film. This is truly a great honor.”

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