LISTEN: U2 Share New Song, "You're the Best Thing About Me"

Plus, more details on the upcoming album, 'Songs of Experience'

September 6, 2017
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Last week, U2 shared “The Blackout,” and now, the second offering is here—the first official single, “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” off the forthcoming album, Songs of Experience.

Page through the book of lyrics in the video below!

Songs of Experience is the band’s 14th studio album, and according to their website, it’s the companion album to 2014’s Songs of Innocence—both of which were inspired by English poet William Blake’s collection of poems called Songs of Innocence and Experience.

While Songs of Experience’s release date hasn’t yet been announced, the U2 website states that the songs on the forthcoming album will essentially sound like a collection of “intimate letters” to family, friends, and fans of the band.

U2 are currently touring through mid-October in honor of The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary, and “You’re the Best Thing About Me” will make its television debut when the band performs it on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday, September 7.