“The Blackout” was filmed covertly during U2’s European leg of their Joshua Tree 2017 tour, at Westerunie in Amsterdam, according to U2gigs.com. The lyrics have political undertones, warning listeners about the destruction of the Earth. Bono sang, "Dinosaur wonders why it still walks the Earth, yeah/ The meteor promises it's not gonna hurt" ... "When the lights go out/ In the darkness where we learn to see."
The new song is the first track from Songs of Experience.U2 promised to release details on Sept. 6, which will coincide with the release of the official first single, “You’re the Best Thing About Me.” The release date for the new album, Songs of Summer, has not been announced, but Billboard projected a Dec. 1 release.
The band performed their new song, ”The Little Things that Give You Away,” which is expected to be on Songs of Summer, according to Rolling Stone. A video of their debut of the new song, which is attached, was filmed at the first concert of the Joshua Tree 2017 Tour in Vancouver.
U2 sent out letters to fans teasing about an announcement last week.
The band has been on The Joshua Tree Tour since springs and have dates scheduled through fall. They will perform at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. on Sept. 3. Tickets for the concert at Ford Field are available on AXS. Click here for tickets.