Record Store Black Friday will be on Friday, November 24th. For the big music buying event, U2 has teamed up with Jack White’s Third Man Records to press their song “The Blackout” on 12 inch black vinyl. Coloured vinyl copies will be available from Third Man records store fronts and TWO record stores in the UK and Ireland.
The song comes from U2’s upcoming album Songs of Experience which comes out later this year.
The a-side is the album version of the song. The b-side is a remix by Jacknife Lee.
U2 first shared the song as a live performance video form the Joshua Tree Tour.
Bono talking about the Songs of Innocence and Experience said to Rolling Stone; “the theme of Innocence and Experience has a line from a song called ‘Rejoice’ which is ‘I can’t change the world, but I can change the world in me.’ I wrote that at 22. That’s the spirit of Innocence. But the spirit of Experience is actually I can change the world, I can’t change the world in me.”