U2 frontman Bono has revealed the band have enough material recorded to make up three new albums, but are debating whether to release the new recordings as soon as possible or instead hold back and hone the best of the tracks into one LP.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Bono said he has been receiving pressure from Coldplay’s Chris Martin to release the new material immediately, but is still undecided on what to do with the songs which consist of rock n roll, dance, and pslams. “Chris Martin called me and said, ‘I hear you’ve got all these albums going’,” he said. “We have ‘Songs of Ascent‘, which is the meditative work that was meant to complement ‘No Line On the Horizon‘. We’ve got a rock album. We also have a club-sounding album. And then we have the Spider-Man stuff.”
While the group look into the possibility of issuing three separate albums, Bono said Chris Martin told them to “pick the best songs from all of them and put them out now.”
U2 have resumed their world tour following Bono’s back injury, with their manager claiming the tour will go on to become the biggest grossing of all time.