U2 Releases a Nelson Mandela-Inspired Song, “Ordinary Love”

Worth a quick mention: U2 has released “Ordinary Love,” a song written for the new film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom“The band saw various cuts of the film over the summer and worked diligently to write a song that truly reflects Nelson Mandela,” The Hollywood Reporter quotes film producer Harvey Weinstein as saying. And now, accompanying the song, U2 has put out a “lyric video” directed by Irish illustrator Oliver Jeffers and American artist Mac Premo. The song itself doesn’t raise my hopes that the band is breaking out of what feels like a decade-long creative rut. But it’s their first studio track in four years since 2009’s No Line on the Horizon. So, if you’re a diehard U2 fan, it will perhaps sate you until next spring, when the band is scheduled to release its next studio album,

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