TDP Music News: U2 premieres “Ordinary Love”

U2 premiered their new song “Ordinary Love” on November 21st through a cool stop-motion lyric video.  Seeing the song formed visually and words scratched out to make way for others wonderfully mimics the actual process of composing lyrics.  U2 wrote “Ordinary Love” for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a biographical movie about anti-apartheid in South Africa that is scheduled for release on November 29, 2013.  The song is modern and slightly resembles the overall feel of Keane’s The Iron Sea.  It is moody, but has moments in which both the instrumentals and the lyrics kick up the appreciation of the world and of the people around us.  Discussing the injustice of segregation, “Ordinary Love” embraces one of U2‘s biggest themes- pure love- to scream out about the humanity of all people and the need for equality.  This new song will definitely become a U2 classic as it is so raw and humbling and Bono’s vocals are just beautiful.  The band released their last album, No Line On The Horizon, in 2008, and despite the wait for a new compilation of awesome, U2 always delivers quality material.  Their new album is expected to be released in 2014 and it is certainly keeping die-hard fans (me) eager.

U2- “Ordinary Love”

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