Releasing his first new music in three years, the U2 frontman says the song is inspired by footage of Italians who sang together from their home quarantine.
- Mar 19, 2020
AceShowbiz – Bono wants people to keep singing in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. On Tuesday, March 17, the U2 frontman released a new ballad song titled “Let Your Love Be Known” which is dedicated to those who kept their spirit up during this tough time as well as those in the front line.
Taking to his band’s official Instagram account, the 59-year-old singer uploaded a video of him singing from his home in Dublin, Ireland. About this first music in three years, he explained that he wrote it in “about an hour,” and claimed to be inspired by footage of quarantined Italians who sang together in balconies as he wrote in the caption, “For the Italians who inspired it.”
“And I can’t reach but I can rain/ You can’t touch but you can sing/ Across rooftops/ Sing down the phone/ Sing and promise me you won’t stop/ Sing your love, be known, let your love be known,” the “Beautiful Day” singer, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, could also be heard singing about his inspiration.
In the caption of his post, Bono also dedicated his piano ballad to “the Irish.” Additionally, the “With or Without You” rocker stated that it is also “for ANYONE who this St. Patrick’s day is in a tight spot and still singing. For the doctors, nurses, carers on the front line, it’s you we’re singing to.”
“Let Your Love Be Known” is Bono’s first music since U2’s 14th studio album “Songs of Experience” which was dropped in late 2017. Addressing how the virus affected the world, its lyrics read, “Yes there was silence/ yes there was no people here/ yes I walked through the streets of Dublin and no-one was near/ Yes I don’t know you/ No I didn’t think I didn’t care.”
COVID-19 originated from Wuhan, China before spreading worldwide. Its outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. People around the world have been advised to practice social distancing in an effort to fight the spread of the virus that has since killed around 8,810 people with 2,978 deaths coming from Italy.
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