Los Angeles, USA (September 25, 2019) – U2 has already started work on its next – and 15th – studio album, according to Ryan Tedder. In an Italian language interview for the journal Rockol.it, Tedder claims he is involved, and that the sound will be a radical departure from their recent efforts.
The team at TalkU2 has used our dynamic translation skills (ok, Google Translate) to bring you the following except from the interview:
Working with a band like U2, which has consolidated internal dynamics, is quite difficult, admits Tedder who collaborated on the production of “Songs of innocence” and “Songs of experience”. In these two cases, Ryan received quotas as a producer, but does not appear as an author, although he tells us that he and Brent Kutzle, another member of OneRepublic, have written a part of “Summer of love” in Italy, in Venice. “Bono and The Edge are like conductors. They listen to the auditions and assemble the songs by taking the melody from a demo, the chords from another, the strings from a third audition. With them a song is never finished.You spend three months working on a piece, you leave and everyone seems happy with the result. Bono and the others go to Èze, in France, spend three weeks and call you [imitates Bono’s voice]: ‘Ryan Ryan, we are thinking of speeding up the song and maybe putting something punk on it, like a new bass line . Ah, yes, another thing: I completely rewrote the text ‘. And this thing happens with all the pieces! U2 are the best group on the planet, but with them it is not uncommon to produce 70 versions of a single song “.
Ryan Tedder’s collaboration with U2 continues with the upcoming Irish album. “I spoke to them just last week. We will work together on some new pieces when I am in Los Angeles. I think it’s their intention to make a record completely different from the last two. It will be easier. You know, it’s like a pendulum. When you make a very produced album, with so many instruments in it, the next project you want it more sparse and you wonder: what if the record had the sound of four musicians playing in a room? “.