U2 Even better than the best thing

U2 have announced the release date for their new album and given us a new single to boot.

Taken from their upcoming record Songs of Experience, out December 1, the new, classic love song You’re the Best Thing About Me is the second song to be released from the album, after the band released The Blackout last week.

Songs of Experience is the long awaited follow up to the bands 2014 album, Songs of Innocence.

Both Songs of… albums were inspired by the poetry collection Songs of Innocence and Experience by 18th century poet William Blake. And while Innocence followed a trail of the band’s earliest influences, Experience is set to be a collection of “intimate letters to places and people close to Bono’s heart: family, friends, fans, himself.”

When talking to Rolling Stone, Bono revealed that the band are struggling to get the tracklist for the album down from 15 songs to 12. He also revealed that he thought the album was finished last year, but the band went back into the studio and ended up making the album better.

You’re the Best Thing About Me is out now. Songs of Experience is out December 1.

 

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