U2 have remained intermittently silent since the release of No Line On The Horizon in 2009. Aside from their recent appearance on the soundtrack to the new Nelson Mandela biopic and Bono moonlighting as a hotel lounge singer on occasion, the bombastic Irish rock band have flown under the radar in recent years. Now, that’s all about to change as U2 have confirmed the upcoming release of a new album in April of 2014.
The band have been working on their new album with producer Danger Mouse since 2011. In an interview with Rolling Stone, bassist Adam Clayton described the new collection of songs as sounding like “the U2 of old” while also stating that they were “trying to get into territory [we’re] not comfortable with.”
The news of the new album comes after plans to release an immediate follow-up to Horizon with songs from the same recording sessions were scrapped. That album would have been called Songs Of Ascent, but the band decided to work on new material instead.
An official announcement for the album is expected to come on Super Bowl Sunday.