U2 singer Bono and guitarist the Edge lined ABBA‘s basic “S.O.S.” with a string part in a video launched by the BBC.
It’s a part of a not too long ago launched present (available to BBC iPlayer customers) that marks the discharge of the band’s new album Songs of Surrender. The efficiency, together with a rendition of the 2004 U2 tune “Vertigo,” could be seen under.
“I used to be saying to one of many cellists at the moment that I didn’t have the braveness to come clean with this subsequent band once I was 16 in the course of punk rock,” Bono instructed host Gary Davies. “I did get into the Bee Gees and I used to be able to come clean with ‘Massachusetts’ and ‘Tragedy’ – I imply, these are simply loopy good. John Lennon owned as much as loving the Bee Gees. … There’s a little bit of a macho, ‘I don’t wish to come clean with ABBA.’ However I’ll let you know what, they’re simply higher songs. You possibly can’t be empirical about every little thing in artwork.”
He described the Swedish quartet as “just like the nationwide anthem for younger moms” throughout his teenage years in Eire, including, “Definitely at closing time at our native pub, typically younger ladies would sing ‘Thank You for the Music,’ and I’d sing it – and I used to be very grateful for the music! However I used to be like, ‘What is that this phenomenon?’ That is earlier than their musicals and all that. After which Benny [Andersson] got here to one in every of our exhibits after we murdered ‘Dancing Queen.’”
Elsewhere within the present, Bono noticed that “Edge and I had this phrase that we have been throwing round – ‘Intimacy is the brand new punk rock.’ And I do know it sounds a bit pretentious … however probably the most harmful music for me in the intervening time is probably the most weak. And we let artists that we love into our life in ways in which we don’t let our closest mates or lovers typically.”
Watch Bono and the Edge Carry out ‘S.O.S.’
Watch Bono and the Edge Carry out ‘Vertigo’ With Strings
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