Add U2 to the list of high-profile 2016 albums. In a recent interview with Q, Bono and The Edge both confirmed they’re hard at work on the band’s follow-up to 2014’s Songs of Innocence and that it is expected to arrive before the year is through.
The Edge told Q (via DIY) the band’s recent creative process reminds him of the period that birthed their 1993 album Zooropa, which found influence in dance music just outside their comfort zone. (Zooropa producer Brian Eno) would love to see us making albums a bit more like that,” the Edge said, “Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’ I think there’s a quality you get when there’s a certain momentum to the process.”