U2 Celebrates the Freedom of Youth in 'Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way' Video: Watch
Back in December, Irish rock mainstays U2 returned with their 14th studio album, Songs of Experience. The release, which is a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, features their latest single "Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way" -- and a visual for the moving track premiered Friday (April 27).
The video was filmed in U2’s hometown of Dublin and celebrates youth culture and individuality in the area. Colorfully dressed teenagers with dyed pastel locks -- many gender non-conforming and of the LGBTQ community -- dance along to the single in a variety of everyday settings as they honor their true selves. "You don't care about what other people think anymore. It's about kind of what you feel about yourself and what you want to bring to the world," says one of the video's young stars.
The director, David Mushegain, originally set out to highlight LGBTQ people -- but as the concept for "Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way" developed, it became inclusive of the community’s allies and youth culture as a whole. "The LGBTQ community is made up of course of people who are LGBTQ themselves, but the community also includes friends and family so really it's inclusive of everyone," Mushegain said in a piece shared on U2’s website.
He went on to comment on the video’s overall message as it ties into that of the song. "It's about being young and expressing yourself, it's about how we all have friends and relatives who dress or look or style themselves differently but, as the song says, love is bigger than anything in its way," Mushegain continued.
Watch the lively video for "Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way" below.