When I said do them a favour I didn’t mean they literally just decided to do it as a favour, it’s a phrase. I think they put it in the song because they thought it sounded good but they didn’t have to they had there own song written I believe without the obvious Haim influences, the string version is a U2 song imo and nothing to do with Haim. I meant more as in it did more for Haim than it did for U2. Different if the song was U2’s biggest hit, I do think it was quite well received for fans that do give the new stuff a chance but again more so the live version which was the strings arrangement. So I think even if we’re not talking massive scale U2 will have given Haim more exposure by crediting them on a song they probably already had figured out without them than Haim are helping out U2 by letting them use a bit of their song.
"I actually remember Bono sharing with me a story of when he was probably about 15, was on a holiday in Wales and went on one Sunday morning to chapel and was swept away by the music, by the singing. And he joined in with gusto. And he remembers one of the first affirmations of him as a singer occurred right there and then, when people in the row ahead of him turned around and like gave him the big thumbs up as he was letting rip!"
- The Edge, 2021