U2 Reveal Physical Cover Art For “Songs of Innocence”

Out Oct. 13

Sep 26, 2014 Bookmark and Share


On Oct. 13 U2's newly released LP Songs of Innocence will be distributed in physical form, simultaneously ending the album's free-download phase through Apple's iTunes. In anticipation of the release, the band has shared the cover art for the record's CD and vinyl editions. The image, captured by fashion photographer Glen Luchford sees drummer Larry Mullen Jr. embracing his 18-year-old son in a stark black and white contrast. 

In a statement posted on the group's website, the band revealed that they were seeking a create a link to the covers of 1979's Boy and 1983's War, both of which feature a close-up portrait of Peter Rowen, the younger brother of one of Bono's childhood friends, Guggi.

"We've always been about community in U2, about family and friends," says Bono. "Songs Of Innocence is the most intimate album we've ever made. With this record we were looking for the raw, naked and personal, to strip everything back." He adds that the cover in mean to visually reflect the themes of of the album, "how holding on to your own innocence is a lot harder than holding on to someone else's."

(www.u2.com)



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