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Exclusive: New U2 Single Confirmed To Be First Danger Mouse Collaboration

Exclusive: New U2 Single Confirmed To Be First Danger Mouse Collaboration

Exclusive: New U2 Single Confirmed To Be First Danger Mouse Collaboration

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It was 2010 when we first caught wind that the world’s biggest band would be abandoning their longtime producers to work with none other than indie all-star producer Danger Mouse, who was set to be behind the boards on their forthcoming album.

And though U2's manager Paul McGuinness initially implied that the record would be in our ears sooner than later, setbacks and delays have pushed the release to (speculatively) April of next year.

Luckily, you no longer have to speculate a second longer on what the result of a DM + U2 collab will sound like, as earlier today the group released “Ordinary Love," their contribution to the forthcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, Long Walk To Freedom, and REVOLT can exclusively confirm via Danger Mouse’s management that it's the first release produced by the mastermind behind Broken Bells/Gnarls Barkley/Danger Doom.

The band unveiled the song via a new video posted to their Facebook earlier today, with the track set for physical release on a 10” single as part of Record Store Black Friday on November 29. The song will also come backed with an alternate take of “Breathe,” a track which originally appeared on 2009’s No Line On The Horizon, which is now set to feature the original Mandela-centric lyrics the band omitted on its initial release.

“Orindary Love” bares the Danger Mouse trademark as subtly as possible, with the band elegantly weaving in his signature Rhodes piano, 4-chord bass lines, rhythmic cadences and of course, a powerful gang vocal chorus. Scope the full song here, and stay tuned to REVOLT for more news on the forthcoming Danger Mouse-produced U2 album.
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