Track is taken from soundtrack for Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
U2 will premiere the video for their new single ‘Ordinary Love’ at 7pm (GMT) this evening.
The Irish band will debut the song on their official Facebook page tonight. The track, which was written for the soundtrack to the forthcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, is their first new song for three years.
It was confirmed last month that U2 will release ‘Ordinary Love’ along with another track titled ‘Breath’ – which will also feature on the Idris Elba-starring Nelson Mandela biopic – on 10-inch vinyl for Record Store Day’s Black Friday on November 29.
U2 bassist Adam Clayton recently revealed that the band are aiming to finish a new album by the end of November. They last put out an album in 2009 when they released ‘No Line On The Horizon’. It is expected that their new record will appear in 2014, with Clayton confirming that the band are trying to get the songs “absolutely right” prior to Christmas.
“I think it’s a bit of a return to U2 of old, but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years. It’s a combination of those two things and it’s a really interesting hybrid,” Clayton said.
He added: “We’re in the studio. We’re trying to get these 12 songs absolutely right and get them finished by the end of November, and then we can kind of enjoy Christmas.”
Earlier this year U2 were reportedly spotted entering a New York studio with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, fuelling speculation that the singer may appear on the band’s new album. All four members of the rock group were seen at the Electric Lady Studios in New York in May, where Danger Mouse was reportedly mixing the new material.