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Offline Mucksavages

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U2 to release new song this week
« on: May 08, 2017, 01:00:20 AM »
 According to Today FM in Ireland U2 will release a new song this week



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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 01:01:26 AM »
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According to Today FM in Ireland U2 will release a new song this week

WOOT WOOT! ITS GÖNNA BE A GREAT WEEK!!!!!!

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 01:29:44 AM »
If true i'd say it is a smart move....i'd say any time during this current JT lark would be a smart move - simply because they are embarking on a tour playing enormodomes and it is a chance to sell their wares to people who maybe wouldn't be 'listening' on the normal new music/new tour cycle. There is a reasonable amount of buzz around this tour and a lot of casual and 'lapsed' fans will be attending/be aware of it....I'd wager heavily a lot of people outside the quite core fan basewouldn't even be able to tell you the last tours name or when it was....in comparison to this tour.

So whacking something out whislt they are 'hot' makes sense.

Gets a chunk of those people back on board potentially so to speak and then they may stick around for new stuff when it arrives fully.

Also appeases the die hards who just want any u2 music any time.

I'd say though that with the above being said it would be very unlikely we would be talking anything other than pretty 'safe' u2 when it comes to the nature of the song - it is pretty unlikely IMO that they would throw out a SLABT type song for example under the circumstances....It would for me be a pretty aimed to please the masses job.
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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 02:17:27 AM »
Hallelujah

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 03:00:41 AM »
How reliable is Today FM, what's their source?

Hoping it's The Little Things/Sometimes or the Fender clip or the Instagram post :) :)

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 03:38:48 AM »
We're about ten years overdue for another version of The Sweetest Thing.

Check out the discussions that took place at the time of the tour announcement. This move was called back then. Some of the more sceptical amongst us subscribe to the thought that the album has been ready since the turn of the year, the only thing missing was the appetite from the paying public.
Another smart move by the band.

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2017, 04:22:38 AM »
What?! A new new song or another version of a Jt song?

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2017, 05:06:08 AM »
I'd wager it's one if the new songs they've been rehearsing, then after releasing it as a single this week before the tour commences they can get it in set list with the chances being much of the audience will have heard because of the buzz around the band.

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 05:52:15 AM »
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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 06:02:38 AM »
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This. (welcome back, Cat...haven't seen you in awhile)

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 06:27:54 AM »
I'd bet they are referring to U2 playing a new song live for the first time this friday. Not actually releasing it commercially.

This article was just released in Ireland, and they are probably pulling the info from it.

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 06:50:03 AM »
It'll probably be The Little Things You Give Away, given that U2 have rehearsed the song in the past week. Makes sense to play your new single at these shows, right?

Good timing, too, coming off of modest success with "XXX" and with this tour about to kick off.

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2017, 07:00:15 AM »
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Haha! If that's the thing. I'm going to eat all my vinyl copies

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 07:02:26 AM »
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I'd bet they are referring to U2 playing a new song live for the first time this friday. Not actually releasing it commercially.

This article was just released in Ireland, and they are probably pulling the info from it.

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Re: U2 to release new song this week
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 07:11:41 AM »
Good idea, perhaps especially so if it's The Little Things That Give You Away. Also think it'd be a good idea to have it in the setlist from the get-go rather than the possible uphill climb of trying to do so after the tour has begun.