Bono pays homage "unhurried" Abba

In an exclusive studio performance, frontman Bono and guitarist The Edge performed “SOS” in an acoustic version backed by a string ensemble, writes NME.

— There is something special about Abba. I remember Abba as a kind of “national anthem” for young mothers. At closing time in our local pub, the young women would often sing “Thank you for the music”. I sang along and I was very grateful for the music, says Bono to host Gary Davies.

The Irish rock band also turns out to have more somewhat unusual musical role models.

— We are great admirers of this Scandinavian band, our appreciation for their work has grown over the years. We’re also fans of the Bee Gees, which maybe not many people would imagine, says The Edge, adding:

— We’re fans of tons of great songwriters who aren’t necessarily seen as particularly hip, we simply appreciate their work.

U2 will release tomorrow (Friday) the album “Songs of surrender” where 40 of their immortal hits such as “Beautiful day”, “One”, “With or without you” and “Pride (In the name of love)” have been remixed and played into new versions.

On the same day, there is also the premiere of a new documentary on Disney+, “Bono & The Edge: A sort of homecoming”, where Dave Letterman follows Bono and The Edge during a concert performance in Dublin.

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