Listen: New U2 Song In “Mandela” Trailer


U2’s first new song in three years, “Ordinary Love,” is heard in the Nelson Mandela film, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” The film is set for release in late November. You can listen to the song right now. Just use this link to launch a Facebook page with a video player and listen.

The group is working on a new album which they hope to release in 2014.

“It’s a bit of a return to U2 of old,” Adam Clayton said in a recent Irish radio interview, “but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years.”

From what I can hear, this soundtrack contribution is a classic U2 ballad that builds and builds, turning into an anthem by the end. Maybe. Check it out yourself in the “Mandela” trailer below.

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