U2 delay new album

By | Published on Monday 13 June 2011


U2 have delayed the release of their new album because the tracks they’ve recorded aren’t good enough. I’m not sure why they’ve suddenly become so critical of themselves, considering the low quality of their last three albums, but apparently recording sessions with producers RedOne and Danger Mouse didn’t turn out as they’d hoped. The album is now unlikely to come out before late 2012.

Bassist Adam Clayton told Rolling Stone: “We had to have a meeting and look at the schedule to see if we could pick up any extra time to work on [the album]. We just realised that we couldn’t. To be honest, everyone was a bit gutted. But it was the only sensible decision [to delay the album until 2012]. We have to focus on what we do best, and the work we did with Danger Mouse came closest to that. We want to be in the clubs and make pop music as well as the thing U2 does, but in the end, the thing we did with RedOne doesn’t feel like the right fit”.