Last night, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers U2 captured the award for Best Original Song – Motion Picture at the Golden Globes last night. The song, “Ordinary Love”, is the band’s first new tune in three years. The band wrote the track as a tribute to Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and world peace revolutionary. The track is featured on the soundtrack of the biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. A beautiful lyric video was created and directed by Oliver Jeffers and Mac Premo. Oliver, an Irish artist, also designed the cover for the single.
U2 released the song on 10-inch vinyl back November 29 for Record Store Day’s Back to Black Friday. The special vinyl also included a remastered version of “Breathe”, a track off the band’s last album, 2009’s No Line On The Horizon. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and #1 on nearly every other chart around the globe. U2 have reportedly enlisted renowned producer Danger Mouse to produce their next album, which is due out in April 2014. It will be the band’s first full-length LP in five years. U2 is undoubtedly one of the greatest artists of all time. Throughout their illustrious career, they’ve sold over 150 million albums worldwide. They have garnered 22 Grammy Awards, the most by any band in music history. In 2005, U2 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. – by Matt Bishop (Top Left Photo Courtesy of Paul Drinkwater/Reuters/NBC Universal, Bottom Photo Courtesy of Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)