U2 to Release Album on St. Patrick’s Day
U2 is kicking off 2023 with major music news.
The band will release a new record consisting of mainly older material, titled Songs Of Surrender, featuring “40 Songs. Reimagined and rerecorded,” on March 17.
U2 guitarist The Edge hinted at a new project with a handwritten note shared with fans.
“So what happens when a voice develops and experience and maturity give it additional resonance?” he writes. “U2 have been around long enough to know what that is like. It’s true for us all, but it’s particularly true for Bono,” adding that since the band wrote many of the songs as “very young men,” they “mean something quite different to us now.”
He shares, “Music allows you to time travel and so we started to imagine what it would be like to bring these songs back with us to the present day and give them the benefit or otherwise, of a 21st century re-imagining. What started as an experiment quickly became a personal obsession as so many early U2 songs yielded to a new interpretation.”
Finally, he writes, “Once we surrendered our reverence for the original version each song started to open up to a new authentic voice of this time, of the people we are, and particularly the singer Bono has become.”