U2 To Release Two New Songs Next Month

U2 will release “Ordinary Love” and “Breath” on 10″ vinyl on November 29th for Record Store Day’s Black Friday. The songs were written for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’ The pressing will be limited to 10,000 copies.

U2 are currently working on their new album, tentatively titled 10 Reasons to Exist, and plan to release it next year. In an interview with The Sunday Independent, Bono claimed that album will embrace the band’s roots in the punk/post-punk realm.

“At the start of making this album we listened to the music that made us want to form a band in the first place. We visited everything from punk rock, The Ramones, Talking Heads, right through to electronic stuff, so it’s all the stuff that made us want to be in a band.”And the sound of the new album? Well we kind of put it in a blender. When we make an album, usually it still ends up sounding like us, which I guess is a good or a bad thing depending on where you stand.”

  • Chris

    Funny that there’s a song called ‘Breath’ being released here. Easily the best song on ‘No Line On The Horizon’ was a song called ‘Breathe.’

  • Andrei

    Actually, the second song is called Breathe, which means it’s the same song from No Line On The Horizon.


  • Chris

    Even better. That song deserves more representation. They only played it a handful of times live and it’s kind of tucked in at the end of that album. I was concerned that it was a hidden gem that even the band overlooked. Apparently they’re aware too.