Album: Songs of Experience
Release Date: TBA
No sooner had U2's 2014 album Songs of Innocence materialized than the Edge was already discussing an additional album he referred to as "a companion piece," which William Blake fans could have told you right off would be called Songs of Experience. "Early on it became obvious that we were working on two separate albums," the Edge told Rolling Stone in September 2014. "The majority of the unfinished songs are worthy of becoming part of Songs of Experience and some are already as good or better than anything on Songs of Innocence." That album didn't appear in 2016, as was originally planned – as the Edge told the Spanish fan site U2 en España last summer, the band was still finishing the album. But the guitarist promises it will hold its own against the band's classics. "In terms of lyrics it is stronger than War," he said. "It has more clarity."