Preview U2’s Stadium-Rock ‘Ordinary Love’ in Nelson Mandela Biopic Trailer
Irish rockers wrote song for Idris Elba-starring 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'
U2 have been discussing a potential follow-up to 2009’s No Line on the Horizon almost since the ink was dry on that album’s reviews (there was still ink back then), but now the Irish rockers have finally shared a peek at new music. Snippets of a song called “Ordinary Love,” written for upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, appear in a new trailer for the Idris Elba-starring film. Such a brief preview makes it hard to guess the final product’s quality, but it’s a typically passionate U2 arena rocker that grows out of simple, sparse beginnings: “We can’t fall any further,” Bono sings, hitting Coldplay-like high notes. The movie, which debuted in September at the Toronto International Film Festival, will hit select theaters on November 29. U2 bassist Adam Clayton recently told Irish radio station 98 FM the new album should be out “sometime early next year” and will consist of a dozen songs — yes, the number of songs and not their actual style or content is about the level of scoop coming out of camp U2 these days.