As the fan site @U2 reports, U2 have a new version of their recent Songs Of Innocence album about to come out. Films Of Innocence includes videos for every one of the 11 tracks on Songs Of Innocence, and it’ll be for sale at iTunes next month. I had a joke all loaded up about how U2 were going to find a way to make you pay for Songs Of Innocence, but that doesn’t appear to be what’s going on here. This doesn’t look like a commercial proposition. It looks like the band won’t appear in these videos. Instead, the band has brought in 11 different street artists to make short films based on its songs, taking inspiration from Northern Irish street murals. (If you’ve ever been to Belfast, you know that those things are fucking terrifying — pictures of smiling guys with ski masks and guns that say “Protectors Of Ulster,” that sort of thing.) Below, watch a trailer for Films Of Innocence.
Films Of Innocence will be for sale at iTunes 12/9.