U2 Have 50 Songs For Their New Album – Including A Shortlist Of 20

U2’s guitarist The Edge has revealed the group is working on their 14th LP and have 50 new songs to choose from.

He added the options include 20 tracks they’re “really excited about”.

The 54-year old rocker, with his bandmates below, said: “Including a lot of my really rough demos – I’m not suggesting they’re finished, by any means – there’s actually 50 pieces of music that I’ve put time into.

“Some of them have not been arranged or performed by the band, but there’s 50 ideas, and probably about 20 that we’re actually really excited about. So we’ve got some ways to narrow it down, but we’re in good shape.

“I would say we’re now at the point of starting to really edit down to the core collection of songs that will make the record. Things are still in their rough state, but sounding really great.”

The With Or Without You hitmakers – Bono, Larry Mullen, Jr. and Adam Clayton – have plans to go get back on the road “sooner rather than later”.

The Edge, real name David Evans, added in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine: “We had such a great time playing recently.

“I think if we go out again, there’ll definitely be some changes. It won’t be the same show. So many new things came out of that tour.”

U2 laying wreaths for the victims of the Bataclan massacre.

He went on: “There were so many new moments, live moments, for us. It’s very hard for a band that’s toured as many years as we have to conjure up something that’s totally fresh and different and stand alongside moments from previous tours that are considered ‘classic live concerts’.

“But I think this tour really, in many ways, kind of superseded and surpassed the U2 shows of the past.

“We’re really excited about that and curious to see if we can take it up another level.”

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