Watch Some People Outside U2's Italy Rehearsal Space Listen to the Band Play a New Song


Ain’t technology grand?


The first sounds of U2’s next album have surfaced, thanks to a devoted fan camped outside their rehearsal space in Italy, where the band are preparing for their first shows since Bono bowed out over back injuries. The audio is by no means perfect, but the essence of the song is detectable.

Watch the video here, and prepare to smile when the assembled throng—which the band can’t see, of course—cheers during a quiet part. Yay, fandom.