Friday, April 27, 2018

U2 issue Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way video

U2 have released a video for “Love Ii Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” as the latest single from 2017’s “Songs Of Experience.”

Directed by David Mushegain, the clip presents images of various youth cultures in the band's native Ireland without displaying the rock icons themselves.

“‘Love is bigger than anything in its way’ is such a strong message, especially when the world is in such turmoil,” Mushegain tells Vogue. “I think the message is be yourself, but also have some fun in life and expressing yourself.”

Filmed with a cinema camera and no crew, the director was familiar with about half of the cast prior to filming having photographed many of them on a previous visit to the country.

Many, but not all, of the people who appear in the video are LGBTQ; however they identify, all are friends or family to each other, and all combat the gray skies with their flamboyant and expressive style.

“Part of the idea that I wanted to convey,” adds Mushegain, “is that all of them are part of that community, that it’s not exclusionary.”

“Songs Of Experience” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 to earn the group their eighth US chart-topper and first since 2009’s “No Line On The Horizon.”

U2 will begin a North American tour in support of the project in Tulsa, OK on May 2.

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