The song is the first single from the band’s surprise-released new album.
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The vinyl creeps in just in time for the GRAMMY deadline of Sept. 30.
As the band explains on their website, the photograph on the cover is the band’s drummer “protecting his 18-year-old son.”
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“And people feel like, ‘Not them again!’ But it is us again, and we’ve brought the tunes and we can play ‘em.”
U2 giving away their album for free via iTunes isn’t the only surprise project the band has in store for fans. It’s not even the only surprise project they have in the works with Apple.
Just to be clear, Bono knows how invasive it was to drop his surprise album in your iCloud — but that was the point. In an interview this morning, the U2 frontman opened up about the band’s release method.