Adam Clayton discusses the next U2 album release
by Jimmy A, TripleM Sydney
In a rare interview on U2.com, Adam Clayton, bass player for the legendary Irish rockers, has spoken about plans for new songs.
Talking backstage in Turin, Italy during rehearsals, Clayton said the band have been doing loads of recording and they have quite a few tunes in the can now they'll be wheeling out during the tour.
"We've been doing some rehearsing but mainly we've been doing recording," he said. "That was the one thing Bono was able to do during his recovery. We're gonna toss a few out into the show and see how they go down."
"If we can get four songs into the show it gives us a chance to get to know the songs and [see] how they play in front of a crowd. Then you know if you're communicating, so you can tweak them."
"We're trying to break it up a bit. The idea of doing another big record and going away for a long time doesn't appeal to us. But the idea of putting out tracks in the show and then put out a little EP, these are all possibilities we're thinking about."
Clayton went on to say that U2 are in career-best form for this tour.
"We're actually much better, sharper performers and players now than ever before, And that's something that you don't expect to get as you have a long career," Adam proudly boasted.
We've got our hands on some of the new U2 songs debuted during recent gigs post-Bono's back surgery, including the epic Glastonbury.
If these first listens are anything to go by, we'll be first in the queue to buy any new release!
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