To answer a question asked by one of our readers, it looks like the new U2 track was indeed produced by William Orbit. This was confirmed on Orbit’s own mailing list. [source: TC]
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Marco Sorrentino, manager of Mercury/Universal Italy, says the BBC’s version of Electrical Storm is “just a demo”. He was quoted by Italian music website “Rockol“. (info via Germana)
Coldplay’s Chris Martin discusses Bono’s inadvertent input to the making of the band’s (excellent) new album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head, in this MTV.com article.
U2archive.com reports the following: The version of Electrical Storm as played by BBC/Radio 1 is NOT the version which was played earlier this year for Universal employees. Supposedly, there are currently 5 versions of it. (source: Didi, via mailing list)
For those who are 6 string-inclined, read on for a quick little look at the chords in Electrical Storm. (Leave a note in the comments if there’s anything wrong – but I’m sure you already knew to do that)
At 9.45 this morning (GMT) English DJ Sarah HB played U2’s new single ‘Electrical Storm’ on BBC1.
On first impression this song has trademark U2isms, pathos with a hint of hope, Bono singing the weather report. A deceptively uplifting tune with bittersweet lyrics that vaguely recall a Billie Holiday song. Sink or swim, love is all, all hard work, give and take come rain or shine. We think it’s a grower.