U2 name next album and single

Follow-up to 'No Line On The Horizon' details announced

Following the recent revelation that U2 will release the follow-up to the newly-released ‘No Line On The Horizon’ before 2009 ends, the band have revealed its title and that of its lead single.

The Irish rockers’ next studio album will be entitled ‘Songs Of Ascent’, while the lead single will be named ‘Every Breaking Wave’.

Frontman Bono told Rolling Stone that the album would be a “sister release” to ‘No Line On The Horizon’, which was released on Monday (March 2).

He said it was a “‘Zooropa’ to its ‘Achtung Baby’.”

He added: “We’re making a kind of heartbreaker, a meditative, reflective piece of work, but not indulgent. It will all have a clear mood, like Miles Davis album ‘Kind Or Blue’. Or [John Coltrane song] ‘A Love Supreme’ would be a point of reference, for the space it occupies in people’s lives, which is to say, with that album, I almost take my shoes off to listen to it.”