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  • Writer's pictureSwati Bhat

U2 Songs Of Surrender: 40 songs - 40 creators - 40 stories

21 March, 2023, Mumbai: To mark the occasion the release of Songs Of Surrender, Island Records and Interscope have announced U2SOS40, a one-of-a-kind collaborative project in which 40 artists and creators from around the world were invited to create a 60-second piece of content, each soundtracked by a re-recorded U2 song.

Swati Bhat

The result is 40 new visual interpretations of U2's music - 40 stories by 40 creatives - to commemorate the release of Songs Of Surrender, a collection of 40 seminal U2 songs from across the band's catalogue re-recorded and re-imagined for 2023.

Artists include Indian-born Tanima Mehrotra who documented her local skate crew in Mexico City who “embody the kind of freedom that comes with youthful curiosity”; Ben Elias, a director and cinematographer from New Zealand whose film is “a walking tour of Aotearoa starring my grandparents”; Alana O’Herlihy, a multidisciplinary photographer, director and mixed media artist who, decided to take the very serious subject matter that Sunday Bloody Sunday is about, and juxtapose it with those coming of age moments for women, and that loss of innocence."; and Yanya Yatsuk, a U.S.-based Ukrainian-born photographer who wanted to “make something that told a story about love”.

Each piece will be shared by the respective creator on their social media channels over the coming weeks, linked by the hashtag #U2SOS40.

Watch every movie that has been released thus far here.

A one-hour Zane Lowe interview special on Apple Music and The Edge and Bono's first-ever NPR Tiny Desk performance were both released today in conjunction with Songs Of Surrender. The two also paid a visit to the renowned Maida Vale studios of the BBC last month to perform three songs for Radio 2's Piano Room with the help of musicians from the BBC Concert Orchestra: "Vertigo," "One," and a cover of "SOS."

‘Bono & The Edge: A Sort Of Homecoming, with Dave Letterman will make its Disney+ debut. The movie, which was directed by Academy Award®-winning director Morgan Neville, follows Dave Letterman on his first trip to Dublin, where he meets Bono and The Edge in their hometown, explores Dublin, and performs with the two U2 players in a show unlike any other.

Watch the trailer here

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