The Edge Says U2’s Next LP Is Coming Together Quickly, Compares It To Zooropa

Back when Songs Of Innocence came out in 2014, U2 said that it would be followed by a companion album, Songs Of Experience. It’s been a bit, but the band is still working on the record, which is expected to come out sometime this year. In a new interview with Q magazine (via DIY), they said that they were completing it during the downtime between legs of their Innocence + Experience Tour.

The Edge compared the process to how they made 1993’s Zooropa, and added that Zooropa producer Brian Eno “would love to see us making albums a bit more like that. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’ I think there’s a quality you get when there’s a certain momentum to the process.”

Bono also credited his bike accident for the new record’s quick progress: The gift of it was that I had time to write while in the mentality that you get to at the end of an album. There is a reason why all the great groups made their best albums while in and around touring, because the ideas have to come out of your head.”

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