Watch U2 Tackle Love in Violent 1980s Ireland for 'Every Breaking Wave' Video

Paolo Pellegrin
U2

After U2 teamed with Irish director Aoife McArdle and the Creators Project earlier this month on a short film set in the violent post-punk 1980s Northern Ireland, the iconic Dublin-formed rock band has now condensed the 13-minute Every Breaking Wave to a music video fitting their song by the same title. 

Watch U2 Revisit Its Irish Punk Past in 'Every Breaking Wave' Short Film

In the video, a Catholic boy falls in love with a Protestant girl at a punk show and the two begin a love affair set amongst the violent turbulence of 1980s Northern Ireland. But the bliss of love is interrupted by the dramatic realities of the world in which they live. 

Watch it here: