Listen now: U2 releases “You're the Best Thing About Me”

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Just a week after they premiered “The Blackout,” U2 on Wednesday released “You’re the Best Thing About Me,” a brand-new song from their forthcoming studio album, Songs of Experience.

Although “The Blackout” is featured on Songs of Experience, U2 is billing “You’re the Best Thing About Me” as the album’s official first single.  And unlike the black-and-white video for “The Blackout,” which featured the band performing live, the visual for “You’re the Best Thing About Me” features the song’s lyrics displayed on a series of pages turning in a book, interspersed with animated letters and images. 

“You’re the best thing about me/ The best thing that ever happened a boy/ You’re the best thing about me/ I’m the kind of trouble that you enjoy/ You’re the best thing about me/ The best things are easy to destroy,” Bono sings in an otherwise jubilant chorus.

U2 has also promised to reveal more details about Songs of Experience on Wednesday.  On Thursday night, the band will perform “You’re the Best Thing About Me” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. They also promise a “special visual art piece” on the way for subscribers.

U2 has been playing another tune from Songs of Experience, “The Little Things That Give You Away,” at select shows during their current The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. They kicked off the second North American leg of the tour this past Sunday in Detroit.


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