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.
"Most bands, when they go to stadiums, they're out of their depth. Here's U2 in a club, completely out of our depth. We're at the mercy of 500 people."
- Larry on the perils of playing promo gigs to promote All That You Can't Leave Behind, 2000
did you know
The guy mentioned in the song Bullet The Blue Sky with "his face red like a rose on a thorn bush" is Ronald Reagan according to an interview with Bono in 2006.