The successor to Songs Of Innocence brings us 13 songs about Experience. Where Innocence brought us back to the young U2, Experience brings us a different U2 with a Bono that tries to leave something behind. Each of the Songs Of Experience has its own story, musically and lyrically. In this article we unravel some of those stories.
A unique photo and storybook dedicated to U2's Exit as performed in 2017 on the Joshua Tree tour.
U2 fans and photographers Remy Gardien & Pradip D. Patel take you with them on a journey exploring the song and its live performances. Through photographs you will learn all about Exit and mysteries of Shadow Man.
"I love being there, I love America, I love the feeling of the wide open spaces, I love the deserts, I love the mountain ranges, I even love the cities. So having fallen in love with America over the years that we've been there on tour, I then had to 'deal with' America and the way it was affecting me, because America's having such an effect on the world at the moment. On this record I had to deal with it on a political level for the first time, if in a subtle way."
- Bono, on the Joshua Tree's thematic inspirations
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.