New U2 Singles To Be Released On Vinyl

October 30, 2013

U2 plan to release a new record of singles, to be available for sale on Friday, Nov. 29 for Record Store Day’s third annual Black Friday sale. The record will be an exclusive 10,000 copy limited edition issue.

The record will include U2′s recent single, “Ordinary Love,” which was recently featured in the trailer for the upcoming film “Mandella: Long Walk To Freedom.”The band was apparently inspired to write the song after seeing early cuts for the film. U2 befriended Mandela years ago, in support of the progress he made as President of South Africa upon during his presidency.

The record will also include a B-Side of the song Breathe from the band’s 2009 album “No Line On The Horizon,” which is listed on the Record Store Day website as the ‘Mandela version.’

After such a long time without any musical activity from U2, it’s great to hear news of real activity from the band leading up to the hopeful release of their next album.

U2 Reveal New Single in Trailer for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

October 22, 2013

For the first time in three years, U2 have released a little something for fans to get excited about.

Their new single, “Ordinary Love,” was written and recorded specifically for the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, titled Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and a sample appears in the recently released trailer for the film. ”The sea wants to kiss the golden shore/The sunlight warms your skin,” Bono sings over a piano track. “All the beauty that’s been lost before wants to find us again.” The sample lasts a little over a minute, climaxing with a swell of chorus.

There’s no word so far on whether the song will be appearing on their highly anticipated new album, but it’s a sure sign that the boys in the band are running in high gear in preparation.

The band has gone on record saying that they hope to have the album ready for release in 2014. They plan to have all 12 songs finished by Christmas of this year. “I think it’s a bit of return to U2 of old,” says bassist Adam Clayton. “But with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last ten years.”

It’s not much, but it’s nothing but good news for U2 fans.