U2’s The Edge has admitted that their new album is delayed because of Donald Trump’s win.
The band actively rallied against the entrepreneur during the recent American elections – however, the Trump came out on top.
“The election [happened] and suddenly the world change,” the Dubliner said.
Delayed: The Edge admitted that they had to rethink their music for their new album | VIPIRELAND.COM
The Edge, real name David Howell Evans, explained that they had written a lot of the songs in early 2016 – however, things have changed since then.
“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,” he told The Rolling Stone magazine.
“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.”
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U2 recently announced another world tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1987 album The Joshua Tree, released at a time when politically controversial right-wing governments were in power in the U.K. and U.S.
“I don’t think any of our work has ever come full circle to that extent.
“It just felt like, ‘Wow, these songs have a new meaning and a new resonance today that they didn’t have three years ago, four years ago,'” he added.