U2 has a new album in the works.
While the usually prolific band hasn’t released a new album since their 2009 release, No Line On The Horizon (which debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries, including the United States), in a January 2013 interview with The Sun, U2 lead singer Bono didn’t seem to concerned about a delivery date, saying that the new record could take 10 years, as long as the band got it right.
Fans can relax, though — it seems that the project, which they recorded at New York City’s Electric Lady Studios, is finally near completion. Billboard reports that the band is hoping to officially announce the project via a Super Bowl commercial. The band is reportedly shopping for brand partners to help fund the venture. There is no confirmed title for the album, although both Songs of Ascent and 10 Reasons to Exist have been rumored.
As for what the new music could sound like, in a recent interview, longtime producer Daniel Lanois commented on the new U2 songs. “It sounded amazing, very, very big and powerful-sounding,” he said. “Some of it was adventurous. There were shades of ‘Achtung Baby.’” U2 also recently revealed their first new song in three years: “Ordinary Love,” a soaring anthem that will appear on the soundtrack to the forthcoming film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The song will also be released on 10-inch vinyl for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event.