U2 recently started the process of getting back into the business of being U2, with a new manager settling into place and a new album arriving early next year.
Though that new album—their first since 2009’s No Line on the Horizon—still has no title or release date, we do have new U2 music in the form of “Ordinary Love” (which is thankfully not a cover of the fantastic Sade song of the same name).
The new tune was written and recorded specifically for the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which stars Idris Elba as the titular South African freedom-fighter. A snippet of the track first appeared in the trailer for Mandela, but now the band has put the whole thing up on Facebook, complete with a lyric video.
It sounds definitively U2-ish but is relatively unremarkable otherwise, though Bono does sound like he’s in fine form and the Edge has kept track of his guitar pedals during the band’s absence.
Check out the lyric video for U2’s “Ordinary Love” below.