The band film their new video in Spain…
U2 have revealed details about the video for their eagerly awaited forthcoming single ’VERTIGO’.
Directed by Alex Courtes and Martin Fougerol – best known for their work with Duran Duran on ’Seven Nation Army’ – the promo was shot in the Delta de L’Ebre on the Spanish coast.
Filmed in a remote river basin, the video features the band playing in the centre of a huge circular target made up of black and white granite in the sand.
During the shoot, guitarist The Edge said: “We’ve had rain, high winds and been sandblasted to bits. How come [a][/a] got to go to the Seychelles and hang out with beautiful girls on yachts?”
According to their official website [url=]U2.com, the group met Courtes and Fougerol during the summer and loved their proposed treatment for ’Vertigo’, which The Edge describes as a “great rock ’n’ roll song which captures the sense of unease in the world that many people feel at the moment”.
A 60-person team was used for the video, which involved U2 playing the song around 40 times in two days, whatever the conditions.
Bassist Adam Clayton said: “Videos always take time but I think of it as a great chance to rehearse the single.”
As previously reported on NME.COM, U2’s new album will be called ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’ and will be released on November 22. It is preceded by ‘Vertigo’ on November 8.