Bono: 'U2 Are On the Verge of Irrelevance'

artist: u2 date: 02/04/2014 category: general music news
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Bono: 'U2 Are On the Verge of Irrelevance'
Discussing the band's latest single "Invisible," U2 frontman Bono noted that the Irish act is in fact struggling with becoming irrelevant.

Chatting with BBC Radio 1, the singer noted: "We're on the verge of irrelevance. You have to make stuff relevant to you and where you're at, make an honest account of what you're going through. If that's relevant to other people, great. But we don't know."

Bono then focused on the group's desire to go back to its roots, adding (via NME), "We went back to why we wanted to be in a band in the first place. We were listening to the Ramones and Kraftwerk - you can hear both on 'Invisible.' It opened up a whole valve for me writing, it was like a dam burst of sorts."

And the same goes for venue sizes. "We love those big outdoors shows - we've had some of the best nights of our lives [playing those]," the vocalist said. "For this album, we're going to start indoors. We'd like to play the O2 [arena]. Sometimes it's nice to play intimate things like that."

Meanwhile, Spin reports that "Invisible" has managed to successfully raise over $2 million for charity. Thanks to U2, (RED) nonprofit organization and the Bank of America have provided over five million days of HIV pills. Check out the teaser below or download the track here.

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