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Bono says U2’s new album will be “an unreasonable guitar record” with “big choruses”

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U2 frontman Bono has shared a further update on their forthcoming new album, reiterating that it will be “an unreasonable guitar record”.It comes over a year after he previously expressed his desire to release “a noisy, uncompromising, unreasonable guitar album”, citing AC/DC as an influence.Now in a new interview, he has also said that as well being “an unreasonable guitar record” it will also come with “big choruses”.He told MOJO magazine: “I announced it, without discussion, as ‘an unreasonable guitar record’.

And Edge called me up and goes, ‘How unreasonable?’ And I said, ‘As unreasonable as you’re ready to take it.’“I don’t think the world is waiting on the next U2 album,” Bono added. “I think we have to give them a reason to be interested in it.

I just want to write great tunes, because that’s where U2 started – with big choruses, clear ideas. And let’s go back there, but do it with some petrol and some matches.”Bassist Adam Clayton added: “We are turning the amps on.

I certainly think the rock that we all grew up with as 16 and 17-year-olds, that rawness of those Patti Smith, Iggy Pop records… that kind of power is something we would love to connect back into.”It comes after the band recently told Zane Lowe that they have “amazing new songs” in the can, teasing that they will be “ready soon”.“There’s a lot that we have ready and some that need a little dusting off, but will be ready soon.

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