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Bono had a very interesting way of describing the next [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]U2[/lastfm] album, which the band says is a big departure from their last.
The U2 frontman told Billboard.com that the new album, produced by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Danger Mouse[/lastfm], will be similar to 2009’s No Line on the Horizon only in its thematic structure. Musically, the band look to get much less experimental.
“We were trying to write an album with No Line on the Horizon that had a kind of narrative and if I look back on it now, it’s probably too long. Maybe just by one song or two,” Bono said.
“It’s incredible that people think, ‘Oh gosh, I can put 17 songs on this’…It’s like more corn flakes in a better box.”
Bassist Adam Clayton added that the new album has the potential to be among U2’s best material yet, and shrugged off the idea of musicians creating all their best stuff early in their career.
“There’s a mythology within music is that you have to be young to create it,” Clayton said. “As musicians, I think we’re getting better. As a band we are getting better.”