U2 frontman Bono has stated recently in an interview with Zane Lowe for BBC Radio 1 that he thinks U2 are becoming irrelevant
Bono was discussing the band’s upcoming album (which will be their 13th) when he said, “We’re on the verge of irrelevance. You have to make stuff relevant to you and where you’re at, make an honest account of what you’re going through.”
He continued, “If that’s relevant to other people, great. But we don’t know.”
The band, who have played massive venues worldwide, released their latest single “Invisible” during the Super Bowl in support of the HIV/AIDS charity RED, which was actually founded by Bono himself.
U2 are living legends for their non-stop charity, long string of worldwide hits, and statement-driven music that has a very individual sound. Honestly Bono, relevant or not, you guys still have a massive career behind you that anyone would be proud of!
After revealing that their new album is approximately 2 months away from being finished, Bono spoke more in detail about the foundations of their new music.
“We went back to why we wanted to be in a band in the first place… We were listening to The Ramones and Kraftwerk – you can hear both on ‘Invisible’. It opened up a whole valve for me writing, it was like a dam-burst of sorts.”
Bono also noted that the band intend to play a lot more indoor gigs rather than their usual outdoor shows, which have become their niche.
“For this album, we’re going to start indoors. We’d like to play The O2. Sometimes it’s nice to play intimate things like that.”