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.
"We've always annoyed people. Around the time of Zoo TV, we were in danger of being cool, but we fixed that. Now there are loads of people who would love to murder me on a daily basis. Stirring it up, it's good. Our definition of art is putting your head above the parapet, and be ready for the custard pie. I happen to love the taste of it."
- Bono, 2005
did you know
The line “In dreams begin responsibilities” from Acrobat is a reference to a 1938 Delmore Schwartz book of the same name.