“You’re not going to get this out of your head now and you will be saying, ‘Ah, poor old blind Bono.’”
“It’s not like Limp Bizkit got back together and snuck something into our pockets!”
Included are songs from U2’s 13 full-length studio albums (Rattle and Hum is partially a studio album, so it counts), plus odds ‘n’ ends that weren’t live tracks or remixes included on U2’s two Best Of’s and its U218 singles collection, plus some recent one-off singles.
“And people feel like, ‘Not them again!’ But it is us again, and we’ve brought the tunes and we can play ‘em.”
Just to be clear, Bono knows how invasive it was to drop his surprise album in your iCloud — but that was the point. In an interview this morning, the U2 frontman opened up about the band’s release method.
If you wake up with an unexpected movie on your iCloud over the next few weeks, you’ll know who’s to blame.
The band has let it be known that they’re not springing their 13th album as part of the upcoming Apple campaign for the next iPhone.