U2 rumored to be working on a new album

The Irish band are busy preparing for the next leg of The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 but have reportedly began work on a new album.

It’s news that could go some way to quashing any notion of the group potentially retiring with Bono previously hinting that U2 could look to wind things down.

According to an interview with Italian music website Rockol, One Republic frontman and songwriter/producer Ryan Tedder has been contacted by the band.

Tedder hinted that the new album could also mark a significant departure from the highly-produced sound of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.

Ryan Tedder’s collaboration with U2 might continue, he stated: “I spoke to them just last week. We will work together on some new pieces when I am in Los Angeles. I think it’s their intention to make a record completely different from the last two. It will be easier. You know, it’s like a pendulum. When you make a very produced album, with so many instruments in it, the next project you want it more sparse and you wonder: what if the disc had the sound of four musicians playing in a room? ”

Tedder has worked with and written for some of the biggest musicians in the world with the likes of Adele and Beyonce previously collaborating with the songwriter, who is also known as the frontman of the band One Republic.

No comment from the band.

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