This fall sees dueling Nelson Mandela biopics in theaters, but Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom (out on November 29) — not to be confused with the Jennifer Hudson-starring Winnie Mandela (already up on the silver screen) — is notable for having a brand new U2 composition on its soundtrack. As far as their pop-rock career goes, the Irish band haven’t released new material since 2009′s No Line On The Horizon. The good news: Mandela song “Ordinary Love” is immediately miles ahead of anything on that album.
In fact, the vibe of the track is vaguely reminiscent of that on the woefully under-appreciated, William Orbit-produced “Electrical Storm,” a then-new U2 single that was tacked onto their 2002 Best Of collection.
Watch the lyric video for “Ordinary Love” below.
Consider this a nice holdover until the release of Bono & Co’s next album, which is reportedly being produced by Danger Mouse and may or may not boast a Chris Martin feature.
Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.
You might also like