U2 are pushing “Every Breaking Wave” as single from Songs Of Innocence. The song got a radio-friendly treatment recently, and Belfast-born director Aoife McArdle made a 13-minute short film based on the song. Now McArdle’s film has been pared down to a proper music video. Here’s a quick synopsis from YouTube:
Set against the social and political turmoil of early 1980s Northern Ireland where McArdle grew up, the film “Every Breaking Wave” is built around themes of emotional abandon and the uncertainty of romantic relationships. The story follows two teenagers, one Catholic and the other Protestant, who fall in love amidst ongoing violence.
Watch the video below.
Songs Of Innocence is out now on Island/Interscope, and you might own the album without realizing it.