In keeping with tradition ‘Get On Your Boots’ the first single from U2’s new album No Line On The Horizon was debuted on 2FM this morning by Dave Fanning. Upon first listen, the song is quite a traditional rock tune in line with the kind of song that appeared on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. The song is stripped of any large rock histrionics in favour of some treated drums and is certainly a less dramatic affair than recent material.
You can listen to the song here
The song will be released as a digital download on February 15th with a physical format to follow on February 16 through Mercury/Universal (UK).
Produced by Brian Eno, Danny Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, No Line On The Horizon, the 12th studio from the band will be released on March 2nd. The album will come in a standard format with 24 page booklet and in digipak format. The digipak includes an extended booklet and the album’s companion film “Linear” by Anton Corbijn. A limited edition 64 page magazine will also be available, featuring the band in conversation with artist Catherine Owens, and new Anton Corbijn photographs. No Line On The Horizon will be released on 180gm vinyl.
The album cover artwork above is an image of the sea meeting the sky by Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.
1. No Line On The Horizon
3. Moment of Surrender
4. Unknown Caller
5. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
6. Get On Your Boots
7. Stand Up Comedy
8. Fez – Being Born
9. White As Snow
11. Cedars Of Lebanon