U2 rocks out as it readies post-Trump album

The performance video was shot in Amsterdam and directed by Richie Smyth.

Last week, U2 first teased details of "The Blackout" by sending fans a cryptic promotional letter in the mail. The band began their extensive musical career in 1976, and "The Blackout" is from their upcoming 14th album, Songs of Experience.

The appropriately black-and-white video of the energetic " The Blackout" was recorded live, and isn't intended as the lead single off the album.

The band on Tuesday teased the new song on social media, writing that they would both be sharing the cut as well as details on the forthcoming lead single, "You're the Best Thing About Me", which will drop on September 6.

"Songs of Experience", whose release date has not been announced, is a sequel with apparently grown-up themes to 2014's "Songs of Innocence", which reflected heavily on frontman Bono's childhood in suburban Dublin. "I think the pause has made it better", he said. But we have these songs.

"We have all got a stake in the American idea".

Bono has said that U2 also needed time to cut down on the size of Songs Of Experience and wanted to return to the studio to fine-tune the music. Bono & co. have spent the majority of 2017 on tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking The Joshua Tree LP.

  • Kyle Peterson