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U2 Drop New Single, ‘You’re the Best Thing About Me’ (Listen)

A week after releasing “The Blackout,” the first song from their long-awaited “Songs of Experience” album, U2 have dropped a second track, “You’re the Best Thing About Me” — which is apparently being positioned as the first real single from the set.  With an anthemic chorus that recalls past songs like “The City of Blinding Lights” and “Beautiful Day,” is less rowdy than “The Blackout.”

“‘Im the kind of trouble that you enjoy’ Listen now. You’re The Best Thing About Me u2.lnk.to/BestThingTW,” the tweet on the group’s account announcing the song reads.

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Songs of Experience” is the companion album to “Songs of Innocence,” which the group released in 2014. The band completed the new album last year but felt, in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, it did not suit the changed political and social climate.

“Once the election had happened we didn’t want to put out a record without having some time to evaluate what was going on and what was behind the outcome,” bassist Adam Clayton told Variety in June. “And certainly that wave of change seemed to be moving through Europe as well, so we did say ‘Let’s reexamine where we are,’ and we did reexamine and I think it’s been better for the record and it’s been better for the songwriting and it’s much more on-message of what U2 does and what U2 does well. [“Songs of Experience”] has been ready to go for awhile, because it didn’t require a lot of surgery, so to speak — it was a little bit of cosmetic surgery.”

The band is currently wrapping its “Joshua Tree” 30th anniversary tour and are expected to tour behind the new album next year.

 

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