word has trickled through the interwebs that U2 is teaming up with various producers like redone (lady gaga), will.i.am (black eyed peas), and david guetta on one of three upcoming albums… this one being a “club” record.
one can only assume this was inspired by the proliferation of electro/rave music highlighted by the justice remix of U2s own “get your boots on“. that remix transformed the the track into something less sucky by layering justice’s bass-heavy electro thump underneath the girly vocals of bono. the U2 lads went all discotheque on us before so its not an entirely shocking move. plus they wont need to alter their stage show since they already utilize major rave lazers and hi-def 1080p displays.
and weve seen such blatant displays of creative exhaustion and misdirection by aging pop stars before like madonna with her “ray of light” album. even aging teen pop stars resort to computers and trends like christina aguilera and her recent “bionic” album. or orange county ska punk bands get all reggaeton on us.
but everyone loves U2 because they do good deeds, have nice hair cuts, seem like approachable cool dads, and are ingrained in your soul via legit hits during your formative years. so this “club” record will no doubt be a major $ucce$$ and branch out to a whole younger pre-KCRW fanbase.
file this under #oldnew.