Bono Teases New U2 Album Release Date, New Single ‘Invisible’

By Scott T. Sterling

With U2 still basking in the afterglow of taking home the Golden Globe last night (Jan. 12) for Best Original Song with the track “Ordinary Love” from Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, frontman Bono has dished out more details on the band’s long-awaited new album.

According to Showbiz 411, the ever-enigmatic Bono made the revelations while attending a post-Globes party thrown by the Weinstein Company.

“We’re still working some things out,” Bono said of the group’s thirteenth studio album, which he said was being prepped for a June release date. The frontman also revealed that the band’s next single, “Invisible,” will be out in the coming weeks.

“It’s not what you expect,” Bono said of “Invisible.” “It’s not your typical love song.”

“Invisible” will serve as the first single off U2’s still-untitled new album, which is being produced by Danger Mouse. According to the L.A. Times back in December, “Invisible” is “an anthemic number about leaving one’s hometown.”

The album had previously been tagged with a release date earlier in the year, tentatively during the month of April.

(Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images) U2 at the Golden Globes 2014 (Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

It was an all-around eventful weekend for U2, as the Irish rockers surprised the well-heeled crowd at Sean Penn’s pre-Globes Haiti fundraising event on Friday night (Jan. 11) with their first live show in four years.

Bono also raised eyebrows and generated headlines at the Golden Globes ceremony by kissing actress Amy Poehler when she won the award for Best Actress in a Comedy TV Series. Poehler’s boyfriend, actor/comedian Nick Kroll, shot the U2 singer a mock warning on Twitter to “watch his back.”

Even more chatter has emerged from an admittedly awkward moment between Bono and GG presenter Diddy when a congratulatory hug went awry.


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