Tuesday, September 12, 2017

U2 Releases New Single: "You're the Best Thing About Me"

In a time of tumult and daily, almost hourly angst, U2 have done the truly unexpected. The band known for powerful message songs released a throwback, classic love song called "You're the Best Thing About Me." The track, which dropped on Wednesday morning (Sept. 6) is the first single from the band's long-promised Songs of Experience album, the follow-up to 2014's Songs of Innocence.

Carried on a classic echoing guitar riff from The Edge, the tune opens with Bono singing, "When you look so good/ The pain in your face doesn't show/ When you look so good/ And baby you don't even know/ When the world is ours/ The world is not your kind of thing." As drums, tambourine and a pulsing bass ramp up Bono pushes into the keening chorus, "You're the best things about me/ The best thing that ever happened a boy/ You're the best thing about me/ I'm the kind of trouble that you enjoy."