“And people feel like, ‘Not them again!’ But it is us again, and we’ve brought the tunes and we can play ‘em.”
U2 giving away their album for free via iTunes isn’t the only surprise project the band has in store for fans. It’s not even the only surprise project they have in the works with Apple.
Just to be clear, Bono knows how invasive it was to drop his surprise album in your iCloud — but that was the point. In an interview this morning, the U2 frontman opened up about the band’s release method.
The always outspoken Osbourne matriarch is not impressed by U2’s move, in case you were wondering.
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Apple’s big day was complemented by a big release from one of the biggest bands in the world.
The band has let it be known that they’re not springing their 13th album as part of the upcoming Apple campaign for the next iPhone.
Will they or won’t they release an album this year? That’s the question U2’s fans have been asking for months.
Through all the confusion, U2 has officially remained committed to releasing the LP this year, despite reports that he was not satisfied with the work. Now, thinking has again shifted, with the band feeling confident about their new material and going ahead with plans to put out the No Line on the Horizon follow-up this year.
According to director John Carney, the film, titled ‘Sing Street,’ will be set in the Eighties. “Obviously U2 were extremely prolific then, so they’ll bring that, and they’ve just been great sounding boards,” he explained.