July 4, 2022

In an interview earlier this yr, U2 frontman and Sing 2 star Bono claimed that he can’t stand to hearken to his personal voice and that he’s “simply so embarrassed” when he hears U2 songs on the radio. However Bono evidently isn’t so embarrassed that he received’t go deep on a bunch of various U2 songs. In his forthcoming memoir Give up, Bono will do precisely that, telling the tales of 40 completely different U2 songs.

Give up is split into 40 chapters, every named after a U2 music, and Bono has performed a special authentic drawing for every chapter. By way of the lens of these songs, Bono will inform the tales of his personal life, and he’ll use these songs to the touch on issues like his Dublin upbringing, the demise of his mom, and his humanitarian work. In a press launch, Bono has this to say:

Once I began to put in writing this e book, I hoped to attract intimately what I’d beforehand solely sketched in songs. The individuals, locations, and potentialities in my life. Give up is a phrase freighted with that means for me. Rising up in Eire within the seventies with my fists up (musically talking), it was not a pure idea. A phrase I solely circled till I gathered my ideas for the e book. I’m nonetheless grappling with this most humbling of instructions. Within the band, in my marriage, in my religion, in my life as an activist. Give up is the story of 1 pilgrim’s lack of progress. . . With a good quantity of enjoyable alongside the best way.

Right this moment occurs to be Bono’s 62nd birthday, and he has picked at the moment to share an animated video during which he reads from the e book. Within the clip, Bono describes his 18th birthday and talks about beginning to write about “Out Of Management,” the one that U2 launched in Eire in 1979. Test it out beneath.

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Give up is out 11/1 by way of Knopf. My very own e book The Quantity Ones, which I don’t assume mentions U2 in any respect, can be popping out across the identical time. Select correctly.