Monday, October 21, 2013

Bono and Larry on U2's New Album

In the last days, both Bono and Larry have talked about the so much awaited new U2 album.

Bono and his wife Ali Hewson attended his niece's art exhibition

Bono: 'We're going back to roots for new album'.

Bono was speaking at The Picture Room on Dublin's Wellington Quay at the launch of his niece Leah Hewson's exhibition 'Cusp'. 

"At the start of making this album we listened to the music that made us want to form a band in the first place," he told the Sunday Independent.
"We visited everything from punk rock, The Ramones, Talking Heads, right through to electronic stuff, so it's all the stuff that made us want to be in a band.

"And the sound of the new album? Well we kind of put it in a blender. When we make an album, usually it still ends up sounding like us, which I guess is a good or a bad thing depending on where you stand," he joked.

"But with this one, this is not a version of us you have ever heard before, that's for sure."

The singer and global aid activist said the maxim that is driving the band to work so hard on the record is the feeling that: "We don't want to let the people down who have given us this life."

So does the band feel pressure from the anticipation that has built over the four years since the last album release?

"No," is his quick reply.

"I don't feel the pressure. The only pressure to make music now is for ourselves in a sense that we don't want to let down the people who have given us this life. It's not really about how many songs we put out, it is all about how great they are."

Larry Mullen Jr also talked about the upcoming album during a visit to Norway in connection with Erik Poppe's new blockbuster movie "A thousand times good night", where he plays against Nicolaj Coster-Waldau and Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche.

"We are in the studio completing  the album. Now we are in the bad phase where we have realized that the benefits with new technology gives us  hundreds of choices. Instead of doing the creative process faster, it is making  it slower.  That's where we are. We are in a situation where we have so many choices that we do not know what to do," says U2 star to "Good Evening Norway".

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