Bono Honors Nelson Mandela with Second Version of U2’s ‘Ordinary Love’

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In the wake of Nelson Mandela’s passingBono wrote an obit for Time, calling the anti-apartheid leader a “compromiser without being compromised” who set him on his own philanthropic path. Now the U2 frontman is looking to honor Mandela once again with a new version of his band’s song “Ordinary Love.”

While the previous version of the song, featured on the soundtrack to the Mandela biopic, Mandela Long Walk to Freedom, was produced by Danger Mouse, this new one was helmed by Paul Epworth, best known for his work with Adele on her 2011 album, 21.

In a note posted to the band’s official Soundcloud, Bono explains that this second version, with its thumping beat, accentuates the spirit of Mandela.

“We think Paul Epworth’s mix is a very soulful, uplifting one and we hope our audience will agree,” Bono writes. “Nelson Mandela’s life and times meant more to me than I can ever tell you, I would need a hundred songs to do that… but this complicated little love song to Winnie and South Africa is the one that landed on our lap.”

Hear the new version of the song on Radio.com


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