- 14 Apr 02
Workaholics to a man and clearly unable to grasp the concept of time off, U2 already have much of their next album (due out in '03) in the bag - and apparently it's poppier and "more immediate" than All That You Can't Leave Behind
Adam Clayton has revealed that U2 already have a sizable chunk of their next album in the can and awaiting 2003 release.
"Everything we had left over (from All That You Can't Leave Behind) was finished, which was unusual for us," he tells Rolling Stone magazine. "There are maybe another ten pieces that are more immediate, slightly poppier tunes that I know will turn up because they're good."
As for current work practices: "Nowadays, Edge tends to do his homework and discipline some chord sequences. Then, as a group, we find an interpretation, a unique way they fit together. Or a sound will get thrown out from a jam, and we figure out a melody to go with it."