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 remember writing it. It is a bitter and twisted song, all of us were in a rage as I can recall. It is this light pretty tune but the lyrics are full of violence."
- Bono on Peace On Earth, 2020
did you know
"At the start of the U2360° Tour, the band weren’t planning to shoot the Rose Bowl. They wanted to do a shoot in Fez, a town in Morocco in a ‘riad’ – a type of Moroccan house built around an open 360 degree courtyard – and there would be 100- 200 invited people there to see it."
- Malcolm Gerrie, producer of the 360 Tour DVD