U2 releases first single since 2019

U2 releases first single since 2019

If you're a fan of Irish rock band U2 you may be interested to know they're set to release a new single, ‘Your Song Saved My Life’, their first new music since 2019.

U2's new single from Sing 2
Universal Music South Africa

The track is taken from the Sing 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and it's set for release by Illumination, Universal Pictures and Republic Records on Friday, December 17, 2021.

The track was previewed on the band’s official TikTok channel on Wednesday ahead of a first official play by BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley on Thursday evening. East Coast Gold's Guy McDonald will debut the track on-air this morning at 9am.

The soundtrack accompanies Sing 2, the sequel to Illumination’s much-loved Sing (2016), which opens in cinemas on 22 December and will see Bono make his animated film debut as the voice of Clay Calloway.

Listen to the track below and let Guy know what you think by emailing [email protected].

U2, which formed in 1976, has contributed to numerous movie soundtracks over the years and have been nominated twice in the Best Original Song category at the Academy Awards for ‘The Hands That Built America’ (Gangs of New York, 2003) and ‘Ordinary Love’ (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, 2014).

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