Had to fix my post from yesterday... My corrections in bold.
In the next two weeks, we should have our first taste of one new, and one
two, ahem, "newish" U2 song s since 2014. At any rate, a new vibe should be definitely established for the band U2 in the next month, or so.
First, Kendrick Lamar's new album, DAMN
ALBUM, featuring with whatever this U2 connection may be on "XXX" "Track 11." I've got to assume it's a sample, as most of Kendrick Lamar's co-writers appear first in the credits on the song before the names Hewson, Evans, Clayton, and Mullen. My money is its a sample of either "Sunday Bloody Sunday," or "Bullet the Blue Sky." Though I'd hedge a strong over/under on either "Pride" (as a sort of MLK-tribute), or "Numb" (only a fantasy, but I think that'd be a great and easy sample for a rap song and could describe 2017 more fittingly than it did 1993, and yes I'm aware it's a pseudo-rap song in its own right, and Cypress Hill took a crack at a remix, back in the day).
Then, the new version of "Red Hill Mining Town" the following weekend for Record Store Day. I'm hoping they throw that single up on iTunes for purchase.
Followed by the new tour three weeks after that. I'm curious as to how they will present themselves to how they perceive the "world has changed" for these shows.
I'm super excited about
probably most interested in the Kendrick Lamar collaboration, because I'm a fan. My first thought was, "I hope nobody embarrasses themselves," and this goes for U2 as well as Kendrick Lamar. But I think he's so been so golden lately, it's gonna be, as the kids used to say when I was a kid, "dope." Of course I'd prefer a new album of new music to any of it, but this will have to do.