Bono has posted a video to Instagram of himself singing a new song dedicated to the people of Italy as they remain on lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19. The song is inspired by all those videos of confined Italians singing to each other across the street.
A classic CMU ‘and finally’ story would probably have added “haven’t the people of Italy suffered enough already?” at this point. But in the current circumstances I’m not sure we can. And isn’t that the real tragedy here?
Anyway, this Bono guy, he’s done this song and posted it to Instagram. He thinks it’s called ‘Let Your Love Be Known’, but he doesn’t seem entirely sure. Introducing it, he says that it was written about an hour previously in “bubblin Dublin”. In the caption, he adds that the song is “for the Italians who inspired it… for the Irish… for anyone who … is in a tight spot and still singing. For the doctors, nurses, carers on the front line, it’s you we’re singing to”.
It’s a bit rough around the edges, but the song does capture some of what’s happening right now. And now we have a record of it too, along with Bono’s terrible selfie camera work, which includes lots of close-ups of his mouth and eyes. Also, while the video was filmed horizontally, it’s been posted vertically, placing huge black bars at the top and bottom.
Honestly, Bono’s never going to get a job in social media after all this. And I assume that was his main goal when making the video, so bad luck on that.
Anyway, if none of this has put you off, then you can watch the video and listen to the song here:
Explore the latest U2 arrivals at eil.com today…
EIL.COM Favourite Music Update Rare CDs, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl Records, Albums and Music
- U2 - War - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $28.20, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 17-Jun-2021 14:46)on June 18, 2021 at 3:33 am
U2 War (1983 UK 10-track LP with picture labels, including Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day & Two Hearts Beat As One, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl displays little evidence of place ILPS9733)
- U2 - New Year's Day - 4 Prong + P/S - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $14.10, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jun-2021 09:32)on June 18, 2021 at 3:33 am
U2 New Year's Day (1983 UK blue rimmed Island label 7" vinyl single with intact four-prong centre, also including Treasure [Whatever Happened To Pete The Chop], picture sleeve. The sleeve does have some light ringwear, but the vinyl looks barely played WIP6848)
- U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - Japanese - SHM CD - £45.00, $63.45, €52.20 (New Item) (arrived 22-May-2021 16:47)on June 18, 2021 at 3:33 am
U2 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (Limited Edition 2017 Japanese 12-track digitally remastered SHM-CD [Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players], including the singles Vertigo, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own and City Of Blinding Lights, including an exclusive bonus track Fast Cars, housed in a mini-LP replica gatefold picture sleeve with Japanese booklet, obi-strip & stickered protective resealable bag UICI-9065)
- U2 - The Joshua Tree - Super Deluxe Edition - Sealed - UK - vinyl box set - £250.00, $352.50, €290.00 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2021 16:43)on June 18, 2021 at 3:33 am
U2 The Joshua Tree (2017 UK Super Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition SEVEN Heavyweight Vinyl LP box comprising a digitally remastered version of their classic 1987 album all pressed across two discs expanded with seventeen live tracks recorded at New York's Madison Square Garden on 28th September 1987 plus three discs of remixes, outtakes and B-side recordings. Together with a 84-page hardback book of personal never-before seen photography by The Edge taken during the originalMojave Desert Joshua Tree shoot in 1986, audio download code and a folio of eight rare 12” Anton Corbijn colour prints, the seven discs are in BRAND NEW condition housed within the sealed & hype-stickered 12.5" x 13" x 3" heavy duty textured slipcase with an embossed gold-foiled Joshua Tree icon!)
- U2 - 11 O'Clock Tick Tock + P/S - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $35.25, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 25-May-2021 14:52)on June 18, 2021 at 3:33 am
U2 11 O'Clock Tick Tock (1980 UK 'sunrise' label 7" single with four-prong centre, also including Touch, flipback card picture sleeve. The sleeve has some notable edge scuffing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl appears barely played WIP6601)
eil.com – the world’s best online store for rare, collectable & out of print Vinyl Records, CDs & Music memorabilia since 1987