"It struck us that part of the opportunism of the whole project was the lockdown, obviously. It struck me that this was a musical opportunity to see what we had left if we stripped everything away, stripping the band away, really bringing it back down to basics, which was kind of what we were all going through in the lockdown. Our lives were like that."
- The Edge on Songs of Surrender
did you know
The title for the song 'Shadows and Tall Trees' is taken from William Goldings "Lord Of The Flies", whose 5th chapter bears the same name. The song, and the album, is about boyhood, innocence and struggle, as is Golding's book.