Jared Leto, Pharrell, U2 and Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are all up for Oscar gold this year at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
U2? Radiohead? David Bowie? All viable options for a band teetering on the edge of experimentation for their upcoming sixth album.
“We’re still working some things out,” Bono said of the group’s thirteenth studio album, which he said was being prepped for a June release date.
The Irish band won for their song “Ordinary Love,” their first song in three years, from the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The album’s lyrics are said to focus on the “collision between hard-earned wisdom and youthful hunger.”
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 Adele collaborator, Paul Epworth.
This year’s nominees for Best Original Song include a former wicked witch, an ex-boy bander, a past winner and a stadium rock band who are new to the soundtrack game.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”
The Beatles, Eminem, Beyonce, and U2 are all among many of music’s biggest names offering up their hits to raise money for a charitable cause.
Check out the footage of the U2 singer going in on what Nile Rodgers called the “most influential song of his career.”