U2 curbed new album to finish ‘Mandela’ song: Band speaks from the Globes

LOS ANGELES – U2’s “Ordinary Love” won Best Song at the 2014 Golden Globes last night, but the making of the inspiring track for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” came at a cost.

Fans of the Irish rockers have had to wait since February 2009 for a new album, and while the band has hinted that a new effort is coming this spring, the recording process took a backseat to “Love.”

“We kind of put our album on hold to make this song happen. We’ve been waiting for quite a while to get the final call that the movie was kind of happening and it was on its way.  We signed up and committed,” The Edge said to press backstage at the Globes in the Beverly Hilton hotel. “The timing was not ideal, we put our album to one side. We’re getting back to it now, and we’re really excited about what we got going.”
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