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This is how Mexican fans reacted to “Songs of Surrender”, the new U2 compilation album

U2 prepares a new compilation album, which will include fully remastered classic songs.  (AP)
U2 prepares a new compilation album, which will include fully remastered classic songs. (AP)

the irish band u2 announced this Wednesday, January 11, the official date for the publication of his new album. It will be in the month of March and it is a compilation album titled “Songs Of Surrender”in which they will include 40 of his songswhich for this project will be “reimagined and re-recorded”.

It was through their social networks that the Dublin quartet confirmed that the album will be released exactly on March 17on Saint Patrick’s Day -patron saint of Ireland-, while in a video he offers a preview of this work with the new version of the single “Beautiful Day” released in the year 2000.

At the moment, U2 has not detailed which songs will appear on the new album, but it is believed that they could be the ones that give title to each chapter of the book. “Surrender. 40 songs, one story”which was published in 2022 by the leader of the group, Bond.

The big announcement of the grouping happened just after The Edgethe guitarist from U2, sent a letter to 40 fans in which he hinted that the band was working on a new project. In the message, the musician recalled that many of U2’s best-known songs “were written and recorded when we were young”, so they have changed over the years to “mean something quite different to us now.”

U2, an alternative rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976. (Special)
U2, an alternative rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976. (Special)

“Some have grown up with us. Some have gotten older, but we haven’t forgotten what led us to write those songs in the first place. The essence of those songs he is still with us. But how do we reconnect with that essence when we have evolved and grown so much?” asked The Edge.

The guitarist stressed in said text that the band was looking to update some old songs for “reinvent them in the 21st century”, according to the evolution of the same bond and u2whose last studio album was “Songs of Experience” of 2017. Even so, the news took the band’s followers by surprise, especially the most dedicated fans, the mexicans. Those who quickly took over social media and fan club where people of various generations continue to share their feelings and interest about U2.

“Yes I liked it”, “It reminded me of those old tribute records”, “We have a teenager Bono singing the choruses”, “It’s better than I expected”, “Sounds fresh”, were some of the positive comments about the release of the first single. However, opinions were divided and fans who thought differently also spoke out. “It sounds different”, “My heart broke again”, “It reminded me of when metallica coat Blackened in pandemic”.

“Surrender” chronicles the life of Bono, the challenges he has faced and all the ups and downs during U2's journey to the top.  (Special)
“Surrender” chronicles the life of Bono, the challenges he has faced and all the ups and downs during U2’s journey to the top. (Special)

Bono’s look through “Surrender. 40 songs, one story”

Bono, the famous leader of U2, released the book “Surrender” in November 2022, which consists of 40 chapters that carry the U2 song titles and original illustrations by the author. The publication is described by the international media as “honest and irreverent, intimate and deep”. In short, “Surrender” chronicles the life of the musician, the challenges he has faced, and all the ups and downs of his journey to the top.

(With information from EFE)

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