Irish superstars U2
have dropped a video for their newest song "The Blackout" and they are still killing the game. The band began their extensive musical career in 1976, and "The Blackout" is from their upcoming 14th album, Songs of Experience
The video for "The Blackout" was shot during The Joshua Tree Tour
, a tour commemorating the 30th anniversary of their record of the same name. The song, and the video, are a bit different than the band's previous releases. For starters, it seems as though both were recorded live. The song itself is a little bit rougher than the slight-pop sound we've come to love through songs like "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." If you were played only the song and weren't told who it was by, it could easily be mistaken for a new song by The Killers
That being said, it's not at all a bad song, just slightly different than other U2 records. But with a band that has been putting out music for over 40 years, that is to be expected. And since this the first new music from U2 since 2014, the change is a bit shocking at first, but it's easy to settle into familiarity of Larry Mullen Jr.'s militant drum lines and Bono's gravelly, slightly accented voice.
Songs of Experience
was originally set to be released last year, but they postponed due to the rather unsteady state of the world leading up to and following the US Election. They have been rather hush on the details, but recently fans started receiving cryptic letters in the mail. More information about the album, and the first official single, should arrive on the 6th of September.