The Edge revealed to Rolling Stone that U2 has begun the long process of creating new music. The guitarist explained, “We are firmly locked in the tower of song and working away on a bunch of new things. I'm just having so much fun writing and not necessarily having to think about where it’s going to go. It’s more about enjoying the experience of writing and having no expectations or limitations on the process. . . You need those moments of inactivity just to listen to music. We’re all enjoying that right now.”
Out now is a special Standard and Deluxe vinyl 30th anniversary release of U2's Achtung Baby. Coming on December 3rd is a 50-track digital box set. The downloads will include Uber Remixes, Unter Remixes, and B-Sides — with 22 tracks never-before available digitally.
Earlier this month, U2 released its first new song since 2019, “Your Song Saved My Life,” which will be featured in the animated musical feature, Sing 2, which opens on December 22nd. Bono voiced the film's character “Clay Calloway,” who is described as “a reclusive lion rock star.” The Edge shed light on the band contributing to the film's soundtrack: “That’s not a thing that U2 normally does but it’s in the of spirit of mixing it up, keeping people guessing, and trying different things. It felt like a worthy thing. And also, it’s a movie about great songs and we felt very comfortable in the company that we were keeping there.”