- 08 May 23
After releasing Songs of Surrender in March, The Edge has shared in an interview with Guitar Player that U2 has "a lot of great material in the pipeline" for new prospective music
Last month, David Howell "The Edge" Evans of the Irish rock band U2 featured on the cover of Hot Press magazine. There, he shared his thoughts on the band's most recent album, Songs of Surrender, and on the instrumental purposes of music.
A collection of 40 re-recorded hits, Songs of Surrender dropped this year in March and quickly claimed the top spot of the Official Irish Album Charts. It coincided with the release of Bono's memoir and a Disney+ documentary by Bono and The Edge, Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman.
More recently, in a new interview with Guitar Player, the prolific guitarist shared that he's "excited about the electric guitar again" as the band begins to write new material for a prospective album.
Previously, before Songs of Surrender dropped, U2 had in the works the album Songs of Ascent. At least they did until an announcement in 2022 disclosed the project as being shelved in favour of a rock album. The Edge's recent interview elicits even more curiosity at the band's prospective work for which he says they have a "lot of great material in the pipeline" for.
Later this month, The Edge will be making an appearance at the Dalkey Book Festival in Dublin to discuss "dark matter and guitar riffs" with Brian Cox. The festival, which takes place from June 15th to June 18th, is an annual arts event celebrating and exploring science, technology, current affairs, journalism, and more.
Check out The Edge's cover feature here:
Listen to Songs of Surrender here: