I was listening to the radio yesterday, and I heard this song from U2’s upcoming album, No Line on the Horizon, due out on 3/3/09. I vaguely remembered hearing some buzz and excitement about how this upcoming album was highly anticipated due to its “experimental” rock sound. I will confess that I haven’t purchased a U2 album since Achtung Baby, so most U2 news doesn’t really stick with me. For the last ten years, it seems Bono’s highly publicized humanitarian efforts have been the major attention-getter, with the music of the band taking a backseat.
After hearing this first single, I have to say that history will not change, as there is no chance I will be buying this record. I have nothing really positive to say about the song and it’s obvious and well-worn message about sex and violence. Every time Bono says the words “sexy boots,” it makes me want to punch something. Musically, this songs sounds like something that came out in the mid-90’s. That’s not exactly what I would call “experimental. ” Overall, the song is incredibly forgettable, for which I am thankful, as I hope to forget about it as soon as I submit this post.