U2 is extremely quiet these days - is it a good or bad sign? I would love to get some update as to the status of the next album....
Yeah i wanna know what they're up to as well! It's strange, i mean, there hasn't been any definite release date for anything, or even an answer for if they're actually going to release anything at all, and yet... i mean, they definitely HAVE been in the studio, haven't they? There have been at least a few news articles of the band being interviewed saying "we've been in the studio", "we've got about 7-9 songs so far", "i caught Edge working on an electronic version of winter", and even Edge describing the new album as having different influences, some electronic, and some acoustic!
... and now the release date seems to be getting further and further away, like its slipping through our fingers.
So what's gonna happen? Are they just going to shelve the songs, like they did with the Rubin sessions?
I think it would be really sad if they didn't release the album, i know Bono always says they're gonna have a quick follow up and its not true, but this time, they've actually been in the studio! Considering u2 isn't as popular (or young) as they used to be, and you've got younger bands being more productive - Coldplay released a live album for free on their website recently, and apparently will release a new studio album by december of this year... if u2 takes another 4-5 years to make an album, it will be pretty sad... especially considering the 'rich, songwriting vein' they (apparently) hit last year, the (apparent) 40 songs they have left over from the recording sessions, and the fact they've actually been in the studio over the past couple of months!!!
Come on u2, you guys rock, just give us Songs of Ascent like you want to!!!!