It was reported in 2011 that Bono was set to feature on a track called “Skyscraper” with Kanye West and Swizz Beats. The track ultimately never saw the light of day–until now.
A YouTuber called _Clash leaked the track over the weekend. It’s unclear how exactly _Clash obtained the track, but it is clear that this is the actual track. Bono’s vocals are undeniable and can be heard throughout the track.
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first collaboration that U2 or Bono has done with a hip hop artist as U2 collaborated with Kendrick Lamar in 2017 for their track “American Soul”. Part of this same song was slowed down and used on Lamar’s “XXX”. It wouldn’t at all be surprising to see U2 or Bono again collaborate with a hip hop artist on U2’s next album.
For now, take a listen to “Skyscraper” below and let us know what you think on the forum!