U2 is giving fans a taste of their forthcoming record, Songs of Experience, with the release of the official first single, “You’re the Best Thing About Me.”
The band—currently on tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of The Joshua Tree—dropped the song on VEVO Wednesday morning (Aug. 6) with a new lyric video.
In the clip, a book turns the pages, revealing the words—including an upbeat chorus where Bono sings “You’re the best thing about me/The best thing that ever happened a boy/You’re the best thing about me/I’m the kind of trouble that you enjoy/You’re the best thing about me/The best things are easy to destroy.”
With that, Bono concludes the song with a question: “Why am I walking away?”
Earlier this summer, the band previewed a song “The Little Things That Give You Away,” in a few live shows. The band also released a song, “The Blackout,” last August on Facebook.
In addition to a tour and new music, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. has been busy, adding his percussive perspective as a guest musician on the new Alice Cooper album, “Paranormal.”