Bono and The Edge of U2

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WATCH: U2 Premiere New Song, "The Blackout" Via Facebook Live

August 30, 2017

After receiving cryptic blackout letters from U2, fans were left wondering if they were looking at a teaser for music to come. Luckily, those fans were right, as U2 just delivered a new song, “The Blackout.”

U2 mails fans mysterious blackout letters 

The song was shared with a performance video that debuted via Facebook live, and you can watch it below!


“The Blackout” will be featured on the band’s forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, and this one’s called Songs of Experience—the details of which will be announced on September 6 along with the premiere of the album’s first official single, “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”

U2 has been on tour for The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary, where they premiered “The Little Things That Give You Away,” which is likely another sample of the upcoming Songs of Experience.

What do you think of the new jam?