My Pick Of The Week - U2 "You're The Best Thing About Me" - Amy Brooks

So what would you say if I told you this new U2 track is really good? Like wicked good, even great?  That this new U2 track has that classic Edge echoing guitar and distinctive Larry-Adam tag team drum-bass swagger?  U2.  The band consummately known for their ability to deliver a positive message with their very own sound, is loved by many but also they have this uncanny ability to piss off others.

What if I asked for you to put some of that aside to give this a listen and see what us U2 fans see, or hear.  A band who are world renowned heroes of what was once a progressive rock era ('80-'90's).   Now, I think what I like best about this song is that there's nothing controversial about it, Bono isn't singing about religion, or worse,, he's professing his love for another.  How sweet. Especially since, as ALL of their songs do, this reveals a story that ends abruptly with "You're the best thing about me...why am I walking away?"

this new track, "You're The Best Thing About Me", just dropped today (Wednesday Sept. 6) and is a great start to a heavily anticipated follow up LP to U2's Songs of Innocence (2014).  No release date has been announced yet for this new one Songs of Experience, the band's 14th studio album, however they are due to perform two songs -- including "You're The Best thing About Me" with Fallon on The Tonight Show on Thursday night (Sept. 7) which will officially be the television debut of the new track.  (Can't wait to see Jimmy FREAK out over it and them! lol)

What else is pretty cool is that they used The Edge's daughter, Sian Evans, as the photo for the single's cover artwork (left - omg tell me she's not the spitting image of her dad!).  It was taken by U2's longtime collaborator, photographer Anton Corbjin.

Both Experience albums were inspired by the poetry collection Songs of Innocence and Experience by 18th century English mystic poet William Blake (I did not know this, thank you Billboard!), and with that kind of history coupled with U2's nostalgic sound and warm embrace, well, I think we've got a winner here Johnny.

"And you can dream outloud"  - Bono

Here's the lyric video

U2 - You're The Best Thing About Me (Lyric Video)

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-Amy Brooks