U2has also previously reported the same December 1 date.At a secret/private event in Amsterdam tonight, U2 shot a music video for "The Blackout," one of the tracks from Songs Of Experience.At U2's concert tonight in Barcelona, before the band played the new song, "The Little Things That Give You Away," Bono told the audience that -- according to The Edge -- Songs Of Experience will be out before the end of the year.In an interview with Variety, Adam Clayton says U2's next album is "ready to go." Here's the full quote: ["Songs of Experience"] has been ready to go for awhile, because it didn't require a lot of surgery, so to speak -- it was a little bit of cosmetic surgery.About 200 guests and U2members were invited in to be part of the video shoot, then sworn to secrecy until the video/song is released.In a Beats1 interview with Zane Lowe, Bono mentioned a new song called "American Soul" and recited these lyrics: It's not a place, this country is to me a thought That offers grace for every welcome that is sought Edge also reiterated his belief that the new album will be out this year.In an interview with PBS host Charlie Rose, Bono said U2 has 16 songs "in the cooker" and will narrow them down to 10 or 12 for Songs Of Experience.But he was non-committal about a release date and U2's tour plans.
Titles include "You Can't Give Away Your Heart," "Mercy," "North Star," "Love Is All We Have Left," "If I Could Live My Life Again," "Winter," "Soon," "Glastonbury" and "Return Of The Stingray Guitar." Some of these have been played in concert. He also said, "We've certainly got lots of leftover pieces, but by the time we come to make another record, I'm sure we'll start from scratch." Bono appears on Sirius XM radio in an interview with Bill Flanagan. Bono mentions a new song, "The Book Of Your Heart," which will only be on the deluxe version of In a Rolling interview, Edge says the album is "absolutely ready to go besides the last polish." He also mentions a song called "The Lights Of Home" -- this is the track that U2 played over the PA system for fans who participated in the video shoot for "The Blackout." During an interview on KROQ-FM to promote "You're The Best Thing About Me," Bono said the album will be released December 1.Bono tells Rolling that the band has about 15 songs for the next album and needs to cut that number down to 12.Speaking of the decision not to release the album yet, he says "I think the pause has made it better." ."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." , talked about the latter with Consequence of Sound: As for their new album, Songs of Experience, I’ve already been working with them for a year.