U2 Returns With New Song “Atomic City”
Irish rock band U2, consisting of Bono (lead vocals), The Edge (guitar), Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums), returned with a new song “Atomic City” on September 29, 2023.
Back in March, the band released their re-recorded album “Songs of Surrender”. But the song is their first music in two years since "Your Song Saved My Life" from “Sing 2” soundtrack.
The single was released ahead of their “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live” show at the MSG Sphere venue in Las Vegas.
The track was written by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr, Debbie Harry, and Giorgio Moroder. Produced by Jacknife Lee and Steve Lillywhite.
The accompanying music video wad directed by Ben Kutchins, who filmed in the same area where U2 filmed its video for “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For” over three decades ago.
Bono told the audience about the song when the band filmed the video, “This is the world premiere of 'Atomic City,' a rock'n'roll 45-inch tradition of late 70s post-punk if you are interested...Blondie, The Clash.”
“U2:UV Achtung Baby Live” kicks off at the MSG Sphere venue in Las Vegas on September 29 and will wrap up on December 16, 2023, with a total of 25 shows.
However, the band drummer Larry Mullen Jr. will not join in the band for its Vegas residency as he takes time off to undergo and recuperate from surgery.
These are their first-ever shows without the drummer, who will be replaced by Bram van den Berg.
- source : Apple Music