U2 plans for April release of upcoming Danger Mouse-produced album
U2 has announced a tentative April release for their upcoming Danger Mouse-produced album with plans to unveil it through some brand partner's Super Bowl commercial, Billboard reports.
The band first previewed a new track, "Ordinary Love," back in October in the trailer for the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. They recently announced that they will release "Ordinary Love" as well as a second track, a "Mandela Version" remake of the 2009 single "Breathe," on a limited edition 10-inch vinyl for Record Store Day's annual Back to Black Friday event.
Danger Mouse, best known for his worked with Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells and the 2004 Jay-Z/Beatles mashup "The Grey Album," has been associated with the project since 2010.
According to Rolling Stone, U2 bassist Adam Clayton said the upcoming album will feature 12 new tracks to follow up 2009's No Line on the Horizon.
"I think it's a bit of a return to U2 of old, but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years. It's a combination of those two things and it's a really interesting hybrid," Clayton told them. "We're in the studio. We're trying to get these 12 songs absolutely right and get them finished by the end of November, and then we can kind of enjoy Christmas."
According to SPIN, one rumored title for the album is 10 Reasons to Exist. Check out their single "Ordinary Love" from the Mandela trailer and let us know what you think in the comments section below!