New U2 – “Get On Your Boots (Justice Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)
It’s true. This happened. At the express request of U2, so you know, points to the lads for knowing the right remix crew to reform No Line’s lead single. From the open it’s clear Justice are wiping the slate clean and remaking it in their image. Or maybe in the image of Nine Inch Nails: For thirty seconds you’ll swear The Edge’s riff is about to fuck you like an animal. But true to its source’s spirit, the Joosteece remix juggles multiple personalities. The menacing, distorted synth stomp flips to some toe-tapping piano and punchy keyboard bass, and suddenly Bono’s miles-a-minute non-sequiturs start to make sense. (Or, seem sensible.) By the hook, the stomp’s got swing. Reminds me of that old joke: How many French men does it take to make you wanna dance to U2? ? many.
No word on where and when this remix will be available to purchase, so you may as well keep pressing play until you’re sick of it.
No Line On The Horizon is out now on Interscope. You can check the 360° Tour dates at u2.com.