It’s been almost five years since Irish stadium rockers U2 released a new album. Lately, the talk about new music from the band has intensified, but little else is known about the album aside from its first single, “Invisible.” Now, more info is coming out about the oft-delayed album, including a possible release…season, we think.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. announced the tentative summer release time and explained how their participation in recording the soundtrack for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom delayed the new album’s release. “We were on a roll; it was clear what we were doing,” Mullen said. “And a decision was made to put that on hold and focus on [the movie].” The move arguably paid off, as the band are up for an Academy Award for their song “Ordinary Love.”
As for the album, U2 are back at work on it with an aim to finish it and release it by the middle of the year. “The album won’t be ready until it’s ready…there are a couple of songs that are part of the story that we still haven’t quite finished,” Bono told Rolling Stone. “We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they had better be good.”