Songs Written Down

There’s been a spate of lyrics books being published lately. Some like Bryan Ferry’s have been a simple publishing of the lyrics while Paul McCartney’s effort looks at the story behind the work as well. U2’s Bono is set to join more the latter with his book, Surrender – 40 Songs, One Story.

As the above video shows, it’s very engaging to hear the story in his own voice so it would be great if he records the whole book.

No Need To Wait

With the European Football Championships coming up on the weekend, it is customary – though by no means necessary – to release a song to mark the event. This year it’s U2’s Bono and The Edge along with Martin Garrix to put the jersey on for coming up with a song.

These songs never really exceed the standard of novelty b-side and this song isn’t any exception.

While not offensive, it won’t rank at the top of U2’s best work and surely won’t be sung in full voice from the stands by fans.

Unlike this track: