After Songs of Innocence was released in 2014, U2 went right back to the studio to work on new music, expecting to release an album this year.
But the reporters behind the 2013 book U2 En Espana recently caught up with Bono, Adam Clayton and their childhood friend, Irish musician Gavin Friday, in Barcelona, and it looks like the album is taking longer than they’d planned.
Bono said: “It’s not finished yet but you will like it.” The album is reportedly also titled Songs of Experience and is meant to be a companion to its predecessor.
The singer talked about what fans can expect: “In terms of lyrics it is stronger than U2’s 1983 album War; it has more clarity.”
Of the inevitable world tour, Bono said: “The second part of the tour is for 2017… You might see a few things in September or October though.”
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