U2 have almost completed a brand new album, but have no plans to release it, at least not yet.
Bono told The New York Times, "We have almost finished this album called Songs of Ascent, which we're not putting out. We're going to put out a rock 'n' roll album... a noisy, uncompromising, unreasonable guitar album" first. "So we're not putting this out, but I'm telling you it's awesome."
Among the songs fans have to wait to hear are "The Bard's Last Breath" and "Smile," which is described as a "very cool, Beatle-y thing."
Bono also said he and The Edge are writing "at a very high level.” He said that the new songs are "so strong that it deserved time to make sure people heard about them as well as heard them...”
He added, "I would not be surprised if U2 makes the best album of its life in the next years. Not because the world needs it, but because the band might. That's a great reason to go into the studio."
Bono once commented on what made songs like “Angel of Harlem” from the Rattle and Hum different for U2. He said, “It’s American music, but we made it as complete novices and fans. But there is a thing about jukebox records and being in New York or some city in the U.S. and it comes on in a bar and it makes so much more sense there than anywhere else. We were fans – fans of America. It wasn’t just American music. We had this love affair with the country, but at the same time we could see that this dream that we’d all bought into was really starting to fray at the edges.”
U2's last album was Songs of Experience back in 2017. Bono will publish his memoir, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story, next Tuesday, November 1st.
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[Source: Classic Hits Today]