U2 To Release 'Songs Of Innocence On October 14th
September 9, 2014 at 1:26 PM (PT)
Fresh from their live performance at today's APPLE new product showcase to introduce the latest iteration of its IPHONE in CUPERTINO, CA (see related NET NEWS story), U2 has announced it will release 'Songs Of Innocence,' its new studio album, on INTERSCOPE RECORDS, OCTOBER 14th.
The band's latest studio album will contain 11 new tracks. The news comes after the album was gifted by APPLE to over half a billion ITUNES MUSIC STORE customers worldwide immediately.
The band performed the first single, "The MIracle (Of Joey Ramone)," for the crowd.
"Songs Of Innocence" is being described as the band's "most personal work to date", charting its earliest influences from '70s rock and punk-rock to early '80s electronica and ambient music, offering "insight into how and why the group came together." The album deals with themes of home and family, relationships and discovery and was recorded in DUBLIN, LONDON, NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, and was produced by DANGER MOUSE, along with PAUL EPWORTH, RYAN TEDDER, DECLAN GAFFNEY and FLOOD.
The track listing is as follows:
The Miracle (of JOEY RAMONE)
Every Breaking Wave
California (There Is No End To Love)
Song For Someone
Iris (Hold Me Close)
Raised By Wolves|
Sleep Like A Baby Tonight
This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now
In addition, U2 will be releasing a deluxe version of "Songs Of Innocence," which will contain an acoustic session of select songs from the album plus four additional tracks:
The Crystal Ballroom
The Troubles (Alternative version)
Sleep Like A Baby Tonight (Alternative Perspective Mix by TCHAD BLAKE)