Bono said U2 made mistakes with some of their songwriting over the years.
He told Guitar Player magazine, "The progressive-rock virus gets in, and we needed a vaccine. The discipline of our songwriting, the thing that made U2 -- top-line melody, clear thoughts -- had gone.”
Bono added, “This is not what we do, and we can only do that experimental stuff if we have the songwriting chops. So we went to songwriting school, and we’re back and we’re good! Over those two albums, 2014's Songs of Innocence and 2017's Songs of Experience, our songwriting returned. Now we need to put the firepower of rock ‘n’ roll back."
Earlier this year Bono said they were working on a “a noisy, uncompromising, unreasonable guitar album.”
On the subject of who will produce the album, Bono said, "I don’t know... You almost want an AC/DC, you want Mutt Lange. The approach. The discipline. The songwriting discipline. That’s what we want.”
Bono celebrates is 63rd birthday today.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]