U2 and Kendrick Lamar colab… Hear it first!

Written by on November 1, 2017

U2 recruited Kendrick Lamar for a spoken word cameo on their exuberant new song “Get Out of Your Own Way,” the latest preview of their upcoming 14th LP.

The track opens with Bono crooning over a quiet electronic pulse and bass before building to an arena-size chorus that recalls the melodic surge of their 2000 hit “Beautiful Day.” Bono chronicles an ambiguous eternal struggle on the track, belting, “I could sing it to ya all night, all night/ If I could, I’d make it alright/ Nothing’s stopping you except what’s inside/ I can help you, but it’s your fight, your fight.”

Lamar, who previously recruited U2 for a cameo on his DAMN. track “XXX.,” appears in the song’s final section, delivering a brief monologue over the Edge’s rippling guitar.

On Wednesday, U2 detailed the track list for Songs of Experience, which Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder co-produced alongside Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas. The band also announced their 2018 North American eXPERIENCE + INNOCENCE Tour, which launches May 2nd in Tulsa, Oklahoma and concludes June 29th in Newark, New Jersey.

Songs of Experience Track List

1. “Love Is All We Have Left”
2. “Lights of Home”
3. “You’re The Best Thing About Me”
4. “Get Out of Your Own Way”
5. “American Soul”
6. “Summer of Love”
7. “Red Flag Day”
8. “The Showman (Little More Better)”
9. “The Little Things That Give You Away”
10. “Landlady”
11. “The Blackout”
12. “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way”
13. “13 (There is a Light)”

Source: Rolling Stone

U2 will be going on tour starting in May. Unfortunately, if you would like to see them, you will either have to get on a plane or in car. As of now the closest city in the tour is St Louis, MO.

Although U2 won’t be making the trip to Sioux Falls, some other big names will be. Take a peak at our events page to see who they are.