U2 Will Return to Punk Rock Roots on New Album

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Bono and The Edge of U2 (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Bono and The Edge of U2 (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

U2 still haven’t announced a release date for their new album, but they’re already giving fans hints of what they should expect to hear on the follow-up to 2009′sNo Line on the Horizon.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Bono and the Edge talked about the upcoming record, which is slated for an April release. They explained that they came up with a concept for the record where songs are told from the perspective of a young person just figuring things out and partly from someone who is older and wiser. The lyrics are said to focus on the “collision between hard-earned wisdom and youthful hunger.”

The band wants to experiment a little this time around, hence the reason they recruited Danger Mouse to produce the album. But the new record with also have them returning to their roots, channeling their classic records from the ’80s like War and Unforgettable Fire. And don’t worry, Bono’s signature falsetto is still front and center on this album. “There’s just something about a bloke who sings like a chick,” Bono explained.

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Bono also noted that their upcoming release was influenced by “stuff we were really listening to when we were younger” like the Clash and Sex Pistols and Kraftwerk, along with soul and old-school R&B.

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– Shannon Carlin, Radio.com 

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