U2 might postpone release of new album, because the ‘Trump election’ changes everything

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One of the world’s most famous bands was thrown for a major loop after the presidential win of Donald Trump.

The Irish rock super-group U2 is contemplating not releasing its long-awaited album “Songs of Experience” because the tunes may no longer apply to a world where Trump is president.

Guitarist the Edge told Rolling Stone that the band was wrapping the album when “the election [happened] and suddenly the world changed.”

“We just went, ‘Hold on a second – we’ve got to give ourselves a moment to think about this record and about how it relates to what’s going on in the world.'”

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“The Trump election. It’s like a pendulum has suddenly just taken a huge swing in the other direction. So, anyway, we then were looking at the anniversary of The Joshua Tree, and another thing started to dawn on us, which is that weirdly enough, things have kind of come full circle, if you want. That record was written in the mid-Eighties, during the Reagan-Thatcher era of British and U.S. politics,” he said.

It feels like we’re right back there in a way. I don’t think any of our work has ever come full circle to that extent. It just felt like, “‘Wow, these songs have a new meaning and a new resonance today that they didn’t have three years ago, four years ago.'”

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