"Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience became the model for what we were doing... you get to go back and rediscover that innocence of being in a band, those joyous melodies and write about the things that formed you."
- Bono, 2014
did you know
Although instrumental, the song '4th Of July' was recorded on the 4th of July, it is about how they felt that day. The Edge was playing the guitar, completely unaware that Brian Eno (one of the producers) was recording it.