Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August Monday 17 August Tuesday 18 August Wednesday 19 August Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July The album is intended to be a companion piece to U2's previous record, Songs of Innocence Whereas its predecessor explored the group members' adolescence in Ireland in the s, Songs of Experience thematically is a collection of letters written by lead vocalist Bono to people and places closest to his heart.
The album features guest appearances from several musical acts, including Haim , Kendrick Lamar , and Lady Gaga. Songs of Experience was first conceived during the Songs of Innocence sessions and initially started with Bono writing songs while recuperating from a serious November bicycle accident.
The sessions continued into and mostly wrapped up by the end of the year. The group had planned to release the album in the fourth quarter, but after the shift of global politics in a conservative direction, highlighted by the UK's Brexit referendum and the US presidential election , they chose to put the record on hold and reassess its tone. With the extra time, U2 re-recorded many of the songs as a group while remixing and exploring different production techniques.
Bono rewrote his lyrics to reflect the political climate as well as a "brush with mortality" that he experienced in late The album was ultimately completed during the Joshua Tree Tour Compared to Songs of Innocence ' s pervasive no-cost release through the iTunes Store , promotion for Songs of Experience was more traditional and understated. Several postal letters were mailed to fans to tease the album, while exclusive content was produced for digital platforms such as Amazon Music , Spotify , and Apple Music.
Numerous promotional singles and remixes of tracks were released, including the lead single " You're the Best Thing About Me ". The record received mixed reviews from critics, many of whom believed it trod old ground for the band.
In the United Kingdom, it peaked at number five. Songs of Experience was the sixth-best-selling album globally in , selling 1. On 9 September , U2 announced their thirteenth studio album, Songs of Innocence , at an Apple product launch event, and released it digitally the same day to all iTunes Store customers at no cost.
It should be ready soon enough According to guitarist the Edge , the band realised early during the Songs of Innocence sessions that they were working on what would become two separate albums. It's a shame that you have to stop then and start the other phase of what we do, which is playing live.
This time we haven't really stopped. Bono is trying to capitalize on that momentum and that sharpness. While touring in Russia with his electronic music duo Lamb , musician Andy Barlow received an offer to produce for U2. The following week, he flew to Monaco to join the group for what he described as a "two-week tryout". Barlow was surprised by how receptive the band members were to his ideas and how quickly they trusted him, particularly Bono.
One of the first tasks that Barlow was given was helping the band advance "The Little Things That You Give You Away" past the idea stage, something that numerous producers before him had failed to do. Comparing the group's in-progress material to their album Zooropa , which was recorded between legs of their Zoo TV Tour , the Edge said the Songs of Experience songs were "a lot more developed". After his time with U2 in Vancouver, Barlow was officially given the job of producer. The producer described the process as "piecing individual pieces of a jigsaw puzzle".
By his estimation, only 10 percent of his work took place in actual recording studios—most of it was done in dressing rooms, hotel rooms, and mansions.
Through October , the band had written approximately 18 songs, from which they planned to select Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Artist images more.
U2 3,, listeners Related Tags rock classic rock u2 U2 are an Irish alternative rock band from Dublin formed in The group consists of Bono lead vocals and rhythm guitar , the Edge lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals , Adam Clayton bass guitar , and Larry Mullen Jr. Initially rooted in post-punk, U2's musical style evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic sound built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's effects-based guitar textures. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes.
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Popular for their … read more. Sunday 28 June In late October, fans once again received mysterious postal mail letters, this time containing the Songs of Experience track listing blacked out except for one song. Saturday 5 September Do you know any background info about this album? Play track. Sunday 13 September Wednesday 8 April
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