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Hear U2's Exuberant New Song Featuring Kendrick Lamar


Hear U2's Exuberant New Song Featuring Kendrick Lamar

U2 recruited Kendrick Lamar for a spoken word cameo on their exuberant new song "Get Out of Your Own Way," the latest preview of their upcoming 14th LP, Songs of Experience, due December 1st.

The track opens with Bono crooning over a quiet electronic pulse and bass before building to an arena-size chorus that recalls the melodic surge of their 2000 hit "Beautiful Day." Bono chronicles an ambiguous eternal struggle on the track, belting, "I could sing it to ya all night, all night/ If I could, I'd make it alright/ Nothing's stopping you except what's inside/ I can help you, but it's your fight, your fight."

Lamar, who previously recruited U2 for a cameo on his DAMN. track "XXX.," appears in the song's final section, delivering a brief monologue over the Edge's rippling guitar.

Songs of Experience pre-orders include instant downloads of "Get Out of Your Own Way," lead single "The Best Thing About Me" and the album version of "The Blackout," which the band issued as a live performance video in August. Pre-orders of the deluxe edition – which features four additional tracks – also include Kygo's remix of "You're the Best Thing About Me."

U2 have also detailed the track list for Songs of Experience, which Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder co-produced alongside Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow and Jolyon Thomas.

Songs of Experience Track List
1. "Love Is All We Have Left"
2. "Lights of Home"
3. "You’re The Best Thing About Me"
4. "Get Out of Your Own Way"
5. "American Soul"
6. "Summer of Love"
7. "Red Flag Day"
8. "The Showman (Little More Better)"
9. "The Little Things That Give You Away"
10. "Landlady"
11. "The Blackout"
12. "Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way"
13. "13 (There is a Light)"


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