Hi Chris, big fan of the podcast. One of the most striking things about Songs of Innocence is the albums stripped back approach lyrically and sonically. Lyrically this is one of U2's best albums and it's evident that revisiting some of their earliest memories leaves a lot of vulnerability which is very obvious during this album.
One of the things I'd love to hear more about is the bands dramatic switch and change up of the producers this time around. Here we have very new faces on Songs of Innocence, from Dangermouse to Ryan Tedder. There is no sign of the big three in Eno, Lillywhite and Lanois which is surprising as they have made some of their greatest records with those three producers.
It's also very obvious sonically that Eno, Lanois and Lillywhite were not present on this record as the production and general feel of Songs of Innocence has taken a huge shift in another direction, once which we have not seen from the band as yet.
I'd love this to be discussed further on the podcast, I look forward to listening, many thanks
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