Posts Tagged ‘Bono’

November 14, 2017

Blackout is U2′s first new song since their 2014 album Songs Of Innocence, and it’s far too splendid a stadium rocking, suave swaggering single to leave off of IHM despite the legendary Irish rock band’s widespread popularity. The vociferous anthem is trademark U2, with the bass roaring, guitar propulsive aplomb of The Killers and Saint Motel. Blackout even comes with a riveting live music video that gives us a taste of how immense this band is in concert. The song will be on U2′s next album, Songs of Experience, though it’s not the official lead single. Songs of Experience arrives September 6th. 

August 28, 2015
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I wouldn’t say I was a mega massive U2 fan when I was much younger, though I knew plenty of people who were, but there’s no doubt I was somewhat obsessed with With Or Without You back in the late 80′s and 90′s. Then Friends used it in their Ross and Rachel storyline, and it was even more meaningful, more tear jerking, more endearing. Manchester synthpop act SEAWAVES took me right back to those feels with a breathtaking cover of the classic, permeating it with 80′s synths and a dreamy ambiance that rockets us to M83 and White Sea like cosmic euphoria. The billowy beauty is available on iTunes.

August 21, 2014
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I love it when I encounter producers that I hitherto had no knowledge of, and their music bowls me over. I get so excited about sharing their music with you that I’m left beaming at my computer monitor, all by myself, looking like a dunce. This morning, Toronto duo Kill Them With Colour left me in exactly that sort of frazzled state, when I tuned into their new single Always Somethin, an effervescent electronic and entrancing future bass tune with plenty of triumphant synth horn stabs. I fell even more in love with their music when I gleaned through their SoundCloud repertoire and encountered the haunting, darker Paria, from earlier this year, as well as the more dance pop and soulful house leaning Ordinary Love, a sick bootleg of U2’s song (complete with one of those girl in bikini photos for its cover art, apparently!). Stream both below.

August 21, 2014
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I love it when I encounter producers that I hitherto had no knowledge of, and their music bowls me over. I get so excited about sharing their music with you that I’m left beaming at my computer monitor, all by myself, looking like a dunce. This morning, Toronto duo Kill Them With Colour left me in exactly that sort of frazzled state, when I tuned into their new single Always Somethin, an effervescent electronic and entrancing future bass tune with plenty of triumphant synth horn stabs. I fell even more in love with their music when I gleaned through their SoundCloud repertoire and encountered the haunting, darker Paria, from earlier this year, as well as the more dance pop and soulful house leaning Ordinary Love, a sick bootleg of U2’s song (complete with one of those girl in bikini photos for its cover art, apparently!). Stream both below.

LYRIC VID: U2 – Ordinary Love

November 22, 2013

In case you missed this earlier today, I’ll give you a hand, buddy. The great U2 released a lyric video for their much anticipated new tune Ordinary Love, which is on the soundtrack of the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. We heard a little preview of the tune in the film’s trailer beforehand, but here’s the full track. It’s a great song with some very satisfying guitars later in the track. I can’t help but wonder if I’m the only one who feels like there’s an increased similarity to some of Coldplay’s recent music (though, of course, Coldplay has always been compared to U2 and are considered the newer U2 by some). Ordinary Love leans closer to pop than rock for U2. But I definitely dig it.

LYRIC VID: U2 – Ordinary Love

November 22, 2013

In case you missed this earlier today, I’ll give you a hand, buddy. The great U2 released a lyric video for their much anticipated new tune Ordinary Love, which is on the soundtrack of the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. We heard a little preview of the tune in the film’s trailer beforehand, but here’s the full track. It’s a great song with some very satisfying guitars later in the track. I can’t help but wonder if I’m the only one who feels like there’s an increased similarity to some of Coldplay’s recent music (though, of course, Coldplay has always been compared to U2 and are considered the newer U2 by some). Ordinary Love leans closer to pop than rock for U2. But I definitely dig it.

Here Comes The Night Time

September 30, 2013

Arcade Fire. Three new songs: Here Comes The Night Time, We Exist, and Normal Person. Incredible guests. Directed by Roman Coppola. ‘Nuff said. I’m serious. That’s it. Just watch. And listen. 

Here Comes The Night Time

September 30, 2013

Arcade Fire. Three new songs: Here Comes The Night Time, We Exist, and Normal Person. Incredible guests. Directed by Roman Coppola. ‘Nuff said. I’m serious. That’s it. Just watch. And listen. 

The Killers cover U2

November 20, 2012

With or Without You is just an endearing classic that I’ll love till the day I die. There’s no doubt about that. It’s probably the same for a number of you. I was never a DIE hard U2 fan, but there are those U2 songs that will forever be entrenched in my heart. This is one of those songs, so it’s only way too cool that The Killers did a quick little cover live at the O2 Arena recently. Brandon Flowers’ voice fits the song well.