U2′s New Album Arrives Early

I’m listening to U2′s new album right now!

It’s called Viva La Vida. You can stream it for free right here. U2′s collaborations with Brian Eno have always been fruitful, and I’ll be enjoying this for the rest of the summer. Too bad they had to call in Coldplay to substitute for them at the last minute, but still…. Just listen to track 5 — it’s like a sequel to “City of Blinding Lights.”

So when will the new U2 album performed by U2 arrive? Their manager says it might happen as soon as October. I think he’s confused. The re-issue of their classic album October is arriving this summer, but there’s no way they’ll be done with another new album in time for fall.

 

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • azhiashalott

    I have to confess that I’ve been a little leary of the idea that someone other than Ian Holms would play Bilbo Baggins. However, I actually think James McAvoy would do a good job — I was first introduced to his talent when I saw [the severely underappreciated] Bright Young Things. I hope he still gets the role.

  • azhiashalott

    I have to confess that I’ve been a little leary of the idea that someone other than Ian Holms would play Bilbo Baggins. However, I actually think James McAvoy would do a good job — I was first introduced to his talent when I saw the [severely underappreciated] Bright Young Things. I hope he still gets the role.

  • chessncoffee

    :-)

    I guess so!

  • http://lookingcloser.org Jeffrey Overstreet

    I kinda thought it sounded like “Where the Streets Have No Name”…

    You know what song sounds like U2′s “Where the Streets Have No Name”? U2′s “City of Blinding Lights.”

  • chessncoffee

    “Just listen to track 5 ‚Äîit’s like a sequel to ‘City of Blinding Lights’”

    I kinda thought it sounded like “Where the Streets Have No Name”…


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