U2 Call In Danger Mouse

U2 are working with producer Danger Mouse on their next album.

The Irish group are presently recording their 13th album - which has the working title 'Songs Of Ascent' - with the producer and musician, who is also one half of the groups Gnarls Barkley and Broken Bells.

Lead singer Bono told Theage.com: "We have about 12 songs with him. At the moment that looks like the album we will put out next, because it's just happening so easily."

Danger Mouse has previously produced albums for The Black Keys, Beck and Gorillaz.

The new album by the band is one of three projects they are presently working on. Bono has also previously talked about how the band are making a "club" record with dance/pop producers including will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga's producer RedOne and ubiquitous hitmaker David Guetta.

Bono has said the group has "a pile of songs" for the album and that he was inspired by the remixes produced for the band around the time of their albums 'Achtung Baby', 'Zooropa' and 'Pop' in the 90s. Bono added: "U2's remixes in the 1990s were a real treasure. So we wanted to make a club sounding record."

The third album is the conceptual soundtrack to Bono and guitarist The Edge's Spider-Man musical, which is due to open on Broadway in New York next month, although the singer admits he has had trouble convincing the band's drummer, Larry Mullen Jr. about it yet.

He has said: "We haven't convinced the rest of the band to do that yet. Larry definitely has a raised eyebrow."

The band's manager, Paul McGuiness has previously said he thinks the band's next album will be out in "early 2011 before the next leg of the American tour, which starts in May."


Contactmusic

Tags: U2 - Beck - Black Eyed Peas - Black Keys - Bono - Broken Bells - Danger Mouse - David Guetta - Gnarls Barkley - Gorillaz - Lady GaGa - Larry Mullen Jr - Spider Man - The Edge - The Working Title

Advertisement

More U2

U2 Unleashes Its New Album For Free. For Some.

It was announced today that Irish superband U2’s latest studio album, Songs of Innocence, will be released through Island Records on October 13. However, for...

U2's 'iPhone' Album 'Songs of Innocence' is "Kind of Mindblowing"

Ok, so the stamp of approval in the headline comes from Bono himself, though take nothing away from U2 and their deal to release Songs...

U2 Postpone New Album and Tour Until 2015

U2 fans have received some bad news news!The Irish rock band have had to cancel plans of releasing a new album and embarking on a...

Oscar Producers Zadan And Meron Tease Some Of This Year's Biggest Moments

Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made a controversial hit out of the Oscars last year, but they might be on thin ice this...

Advertisement

U2 Defy "Irrelevance" With 'Invisible' Exposure At Super Bowl

U2 gained maximum visibility at last Sunday's Super Bowl where the rockers debuted new single 'Invisible' to raise money for the charitable Red campaign in...

U2 Use Superbowl Halftime Commercial Slot To Unveil New Charity Single 'Invisible.'

U2 have unveiled their new single ‘Invisible’ with a halftime commercial at last night’s Superbowl. The single sees the band team up with the Bank...

U2 To Launch New Free Track 'Invisible' During Super Bowl Next Weekend

U2 are gearing up to debut new song 'Invisible' at next weekend's Super Bowl, which will lead into the Irish rock band's 13th studio album....

Will Smith Becomes First Guest On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Will Smith is to become the first guest on the new series of 'The Tonight Show' now hosted by Jimmy Fallon.Fallon takes over Leno on...

Advertisement

Comments

U2 Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on U2

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All