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Ordinary Love

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17 October 2013
Ordinary Love
The band have written a new song, 'Ordinary Love', for the upcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, which stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. Catch a clip of the new song in this movie trailer, just released.



Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, in theatres from November 29th, is based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography. It chronicles his early life, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

The band's friendship with Nelson Mandela goes way back and it was after seeing early cuts of the film that they were inspired to write a song.

'We are delighted to have U2 write an original song for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,' said producer Anant Singh, widely acknowledged as South Africa's preeminent film producer. 'This is really fitting as U2 has always been a staunch supporter of Madiba. As a board member of Madiba's 46664 anti AIDS initiative together with U2, I was fortunate to be with them when we visited Robben Island together, accompanied by Madiba.'

Singh, who has produced some of the most notable films made in South Africa, was personally awarded the film rights to Long Walk To Freedom by Nelson Mandela.
Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chair of producers TWC, added, 'Over the years U2 and I have had a superb relationship including partnering on the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning song 'The Hands That Built America' for Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York. When I asked them to consider writing a song for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, it was the fastest 'yes' I have ever received. The band saw various cuts of the film over the summer and worked diligently to write a song that truly reflects Nelson Mandela. I think they did a brilliant job honoring the man and the leader they have known for over 20 years.'

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natalie_hgz
06 November, 2013
Nice
I like to hear al of it
gesner
28 October, 2013
Very Good U2
I love U2....é nós em 2014....Brazil World Cup....vamos que vamos...! Brasília-DF Gesner
PauloSilva
27 October, 2013
satellite of love 4 you
thanks mrs lou reed we love you ever,,u2 fans love you,,u2 live aid simply perfect its for you..this is not s goodby,,we see you again,,love you man..u2 ever from portugal
rivailmartini
24 October, 2013
SENSACIONALLLLL!!
Arrepiouuuuu os pelos do braço! Não vejo a hora de poder ouvir na integra! Já da para imaginar o quanto Espetacular será o novo album! U2 espero vocês aqui na Abertura da Copa do Mundo!!! Abraço a Todos
GeorgeZambra
20 October, 2013
when can we hear the whole song?
it sounds very interesting. when can we hear the whole song? itunes single?
GeorgeZambra
18 October, 2013
when can we the whole song?
it sounds very interesting. when can we the whole song? itunes single?
gpresa
18 October, 2013
I loved
just a little ordinary love the song but it seems incredible charm me if so is just the beginning I'm sure the album will be amazing
akrobata
18 October, 2013
U2 = Welcome back. Song, new U2 Masterpi
From the start can to feel real U2, Bono's voice is angelic as always, melody, chorus amazing, especially delighted me, The Unforgettable Fire guitar at the end of the clip, and awesome atmosphere where they can feel the new U2. Reminds me a bit of: The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Electrical Storm and A Sort of Homecoming (studio version) , but this is a totally unique U2 !!!
soupapeth
18 October, 2013
Go U2. Goooo
One Step for Free..one Step for U2 home coming to Belgium for new live :-/))))).
dubvin
18 October, 2013
Not so sure.....
The movie looks good. Not sure about the song though. Need to hear it in full to have a better idea
marielaescobar
17 October, 2013
Brilliant!!!
Skin I shudder to hear a new song of you, i love U2!!! greetings from Mexico!!!
Guitar_Effects444
17 October, 2013
Sweet!
Oh this looks and sounds good! One step closer to a new album!
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