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The other new song is “Windows in the Skies.” With soaring strings and a haunting piano melody, the tune is remarkably different to the stadium rock sound of their recent smash hit album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. It is huge but in a very different way and for a very different reason; Bono is learning to play piano.
“I think that’s going to be our biggest song in a long time. It’s a psychedelic pop song with 6/8 timing, you never hear that. It’s very, very rare,” he says.
“I’ve been taking piano lessons with my kids and every time I took a lesson, I wrote a song. I had eight lessons and I had eight songs.
“They (his bandmates) were all like ‘He’ll never have any songs this time’ and in I bring eight. Whoa! Of course, they have much improved it.”