U2 has declared that their new collection of music, Songs of Experience will be put on hold to permit the band to reevaluate certain tunes after Donald Trump’s US decision win. Addressing Rolling Stone, U2’s guitarist, The Edge, said the band are hoping to set aside some opportunity to rethink what precisely they need to state given “the world is a better place” taking after the US race and Brexit.
The Edge went ahead to state, “We just went, ‘Hold on a second, we’ve got to give ourselves a moment to think about this record and about how it relates to what’s going on in the world. It was written mostly, I mean, 80% of it was started before 2016, but most of it was written in the early part of 2016, and now, as I think you’d agree, the world is a different place. We may even write a couple of new songs because that’s the very position we’re in. We’ve given ourselves a little bit of breathing space for creativity.”
The legendary rocker stated that new material might be composed in light of the recent incidents. He went ahead to state, “It’s like a pendulum has suddenly just taken a huge swing in the other direction. So, anyway, we then were looking at the anniversary of ‘The Joshua Tree’, and another thing started to dawn on us, which is that weirdly enough, things have kind of come full circle, if you want.”