Four years after the release of their latest effort, No Line on the Horizon, more details regarding U2‘s next album have finally come to the forefront with bassist Adam Clayton confirming that the Irish legends have been tracking new material with superstar producer Danger Mouse. In an interview with Irish publication Hot Press, Clayton also stated that the members “very much want to have a record out by the end of the year, September, October, November. That kind of time… We have an abundance of riches, we could make three or four different records and justify that to ourselves, but to make the best record you can, you have to steer away from the ones you can make easily. We’re really trying to get into territory that we’re not comfortable in. If that makes sense…”
Previously, Bono has made claims that a new record would be a special one. Even his wife Ali Hewson sparked the excitement in an interview with The Guardian when she said that the band was making steady progress on a new album and that it sounded good. She would not comment further. Last July, Bono emphatically stated that the band “had the best three weeks in the studio since 1979… I think that they [the other band members] are very aware that U2 have to do something very special to have a reason to exist right now.”
In 2011, U2 celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their classic album Achtung Baby with the release of AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered, which finds various artists covering all of the songs on Achtung Baby. Check out Jack White’s breathtaking version of Love is Blindness below.