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'You're The Best Thing About Me', the first single from the band's highly anticipated 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, is released Sept 6. Listen/Watch Here.

'You’re the best thing about me
The best thing that ever happened a boy
You’re the best thing about me
I’m the kind of trouble that you enjoy
You’re the best thing about me
The best things are easy to destroy…’


The new single features a sleeve image by Anton Corbijn of The Edge’s daughter Sian Evans.

Tune in tomorrow evening to see the band perform the song live for the first time on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and if you’re a U2.com subscriber, keep an eye out for a special visual art piece coming your way.
 
The release of the first single, follows a surprise gift to fans last week of The Blackout performance video, another track from  the upcoming album.
 
Songs Of Experience is the companion release to 2014’s Songs Of Innocence, the two titles drawing inspiration from a collection of poems, Songs of Innocence and Experience,  by the 18th century English mystic and poet William Blake. 
 
While Songs of Innocence charted the band’s earliest influences and experiences in the late 1970s and early 80s, the new album is a collection of songs in the form of intimate letters to places and people close to the singer’s heart; family, friends, fans, himself.
 
Songs of Experience will be available on CD, vinyl and digital download, with the release date and pre-order details to be announced soon.

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andoyle
06 September, 2017
Keep them coming
Love it. You never to delight. Hope to see you sing it live.
marcelu2
06 September, 2017
The best thing about me
Great song boys but will the Kygo remix be released. It has such a great vibe to it!
daniela_rondon
06 September, 2017
Beautiful song!
Love the new song!! Can't wait for the new album! I'll see you Octuber 4th in Mexico City!!
este
06 September, 2017
SOE - Live Teasers in San Diego
The glimpses into SOE are great! Please play Blackout and Best Thing in San Diego. Fire us up for more! Can't wait!
allhorizonbomb
06 September, 2017
So no album info
Great song, but come on guys if you promise us album info please give us album info. I want a concrete date so it can't be pushed back again like it has so many times before.
elaine_winstanley
06 September, 2017
Lovely song
It is a lovely song but I would have released Blackout first.
SLodewijks
06 September, 2017
The album on its way, yessss!!
Not an immediate fan of the single. I'm always searching and aching for that immediate impact, like Achtung Baby's 'One' made my eyes teary when I heard it for the first time. Truth is, most classic songs grow on you, and the ones that stay will define the soundtrack of your life. U2 have a LOT of songs that are in that perfect soundtrack of MY life. I'm sure the album has a couple of those gems in store for us, to listen to for the rest of our lives. Thanks guys, can't express the intens joy listening to your music has given me, for this many years. (B.t.w., is that Morleigh in the pic?? If so, she does not seem to age!)
markrice
06 September, 2017
It's on repeat..
At 48 and over 30 years a U2 fan it's very hard to get excited at new U2 releases these days. However, I'm liking this - love the energy and sound - perhaps a little more polished than their earlier work but it's very good. It's on repeat as I type..
mitch37
06 September, 2017
Mirror magic
I know this also.
vaeleia
06 September, 2017
You're the best thing for sure!
More than anything I love the lyrics of this song. The more I listen to the new music, the harder the wait for the new album gets, I love it all!
gmball
06 September, 2017
alibono
06 September, 2017
Love!!!!
U2 is definitely the best thing about me ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you guys for this beautiful, fresh and sweet new song!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
juan_palacios
06 September, 2017
great start
both singles are great, i expect the album to enjoy complete
Gogme United
06 September, 2017
Great picture!
What a great picture by Anton Corbijn. Nice to have more U2-children on Album/Single sleeves, great to see the army-helmet again.... And how much father and daughter look alike...
Iangrimwood
06 September, 2017
Worth the wait
Great song, hope they release it on Vinyl , digital download ok but I want something I can get my hands on
richardhoek9
06 September, 2017
wow!
Just wow!! heard Bono on the radio ... heard the song and..... wow!
Doclas
06 September, 2017
The best Thing
That is a great sing, Fresh and new, mucth better then blackout.
DebbyBailey
06 September, 2017
The best thing...
Love the new single I’m the kind of trouble that you enjoy. he he
Jdubdub
06 September, 2017
Its Great Great -Please also release a l
I love the new song and also would love a full album of the 2017 Joshua Tree Tour. It would be a joy to hear those live tracks as I am driving down the open road.
jmsaenz
06 September, 2017
Wow. So good!
Thank you for the new track. I'll see the band in Phoenix in a couple of weeks! I hope they play one of the new songs.
morenosibau
06 September, 2017
I can't wait any more ..........
the best message I found today in my mailbox , fantastic song, I can't stop to listen again, again and again the best day ever when my first U2 song crossed my life in the late 80'
POP
06 September, 2017
Great song
Heard in Twickenham studio version sounds much better
The_Fly_
06 September, 2017
Amazing songs!
Love the new songs!!! U2 never disappoints!!!!!
Avion Espia
06 September, 2017
Beautiful song!
I can't wait to sing it to my baby boy. He surely is the best thing about me.
jimmyburke
06 September, 2017
Nice Work
Great Job !
brando1123
06 September, 2017
Blackout
Honestly I prefer "Blackout" as first single. But it's a beautiful song
ncb
06 September, 2017
New Single
Brilliant. Can't wait for the album. The blackout is superb also. Roll on 1 December.
kildarekonga
06 September, 2017
Great kick off to Songs Of Experience
Great to get the first Single from SOE .. really uplifting, catchy song. Different from previous but still I feel a strong number - will be fantastic live. The more I listen the more I like. Roll on SOE.
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