Monthly Archives: October 2013

Larry Mullen jr on norwegian TV2, 25-10-2013



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U2 enjoy 99s in surprise Bray seafront shoot

Low key filming in Co Wicklow town snapped by fans on camera phones


U2 queues for ice-cream on Bray seafront. Photograph: Jason Forde

Film-producer Jason Forde had no camera, only his iPhone, to hand when he came upon four men (Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam) casually enjoying 99s by the seafront of his hometown this week.

Forde, from Bray, Co Wicklow, saw some activity and a film crew along the shore on Tuesday and realised it was U2. “Nobody was stopping. They did not realise it was U2 as it was very small and low key,” he said.

U2 had been in Bray Head Hotel when they came out and did a song and a shoot along the shore, Forde said.


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Ordinary Love to be Unveiled

U2’s “Ordinary Love” to be unveiled on Youtube and U2.com October 30th. This the first song for the band and is part of a movie  “Mandela biopic A Long
Walk To Freedom.”

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An excerpt from the song
indicates Ordinary Love is a mid-tempo piano-driven ballad. It features
the lyrics: “We can’t fall any further and/We can’t feel ordinary love/
We can’t reach any higher/ We can’t deal with ordinary love.”

The song was specially written for the movie, so it is unclear whether or not it will appear on the new U2 album. A Long Walk To Freedom producer Harvey Weinstein
said the band were asked to contribute a song to the film. “It was the
fastest ‘yes’ I have ever received. The band saw various cuts of the
film over the summer and worked diligently to write a song that truly
reflects Nelson Mandela. I think they did a brilliant job, honouring the
man and the leader they have known for over 20 years,” he said. The film stars Idris Elba as Mandela and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela,
and is based on the former South African president’s bestselling
autobiography about his time in Robben Island as a political prisoner.

U2 in Bray

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The boys spotted this week filming in Bray, CO Wicklow yesterday with fans praying that the band would be shooting a new album cover. The band has been held up at teh Bray Head Hotel before filming a segment. “Desire” could be heard along the seafront.

The boys performed an impromptu set for select passerby who just happened to be at the right place at the right time.  Locals may be included in the video. 

As we reported earlier in the week the back released their first song in three years. The
track appears in the trailer for the upcoming biopic movie on the life
of Nelson Madela called ‘Mandela: Long walk to freedom’. However the track may not appear on the band’s new album, as it was specifically written for the Mandela movie.

Trailer features new U2 song

U2 fans anxious for fresh music can now hear the group’s first new song in three years — at least some of it.

A little more than a minute of a song called Ordinary Love is included in the trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a biopic about South African leader Nelson Mandela.

“The
sea wants to kiss the golden shore/The sunlight warms your skin,” Bono
sings over a piano track. “All the beauty that’s been lost before wants
to find us again.” In the sample, the music eventually swells to a
masssive, choir-based chorus.

There’s no word if Ordinary Love, written specifically for Mandela, will be included on the group’s next album, tentatively slated for a 2014 release.

U2
bassist Adam Clayton recently told an Irish radio station that the
group hopes to have 12 songs for a new album completed by the end of
November.

“I think it’s a bit of a return to U2 of old, but with
the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years,” Clayton
said. The new album would be the group’s first since 2009’s No Line on the Horizon.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,
starring Idris Elba and directed by Justin Chadwick, premiered at the
2013 Toronto International Film Festival and will be in theaters Nov.
29.