U2 have shared their love affair with all things American before. Hell, they made a whole album and documentary about it, with 1988’s Rattle and Hum.
But in their new Jonas Akerlund-directed video for “You’re The Best Thing About Me” the Irish superstars focus their attention firmly on New York City, taking viewers on a patriotic four-minute travelogue that starts with a longing look at Lady Liberty and includes visits to the tops of some of the city’s most iconic buildings, a double-decker bus tour under American flag umbrellas, walking street slices of pizza, lots of selfies with fans, some shots and pints at a pub, a cruise in a classic car and a rooftop gig.
“Best Thing” is the first official single from the band’s upcoming 14th album, Songs of Experience, slated for release on an as-yet-unannounced date later this year. The visual love letter to NY (and to Bono’s wife, Ali) is fitting for the band who played their first club gig in the city in December 1980. The clip was filmed earlier this month during the group’s current tour.
Check it out below: