The Irish band chose to leave the comforts of Studio 6B for the chilly Top of the Rock.
Their upcoming album is tentatively scheduled for a summer release.
“We’re taking all the energy around the Super Bowl and interest in what U2’s doing and flipping it into the fight against HIV AIDS.”
Jared Leto, Pharrell, U2 and Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are all up for Oscar gold this year at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
“We’re still working some things out,” Bono said of the group’s thirteenth studio album, which he said was being prepped for a June release date.
The album’s lyrics are said to focus on the “collision between hard-earned wisdom and youthful hunger.”
While the previous version of the song, featured on the soundtrack to the Mandela biopic, Mandela Long Walk to Freedom, was produced by Danger Mouse, this new one was helmed by Adele collaborator, Paul Epworth.
Check out the footage of the U2 singer going in on what Nile Rodgers called the “most influential song of his career.”
Billboard reports that the band is looking to release their new album in April with plans to announce the official date in a commercial at this year’s Super Bowl, which will air February 2.
U2 has a brand new song–their first in three years–but it wasn’t written for their long awaited follow-up to 2009’s ‘No Line On The Horizon.’