U2 has been hard at work at New York’s Electric Lady Studios for their upcoming new album, and Billboard has learned that Danger Mouse has been heading the production.
U2’s planned 13th album will substitute Brian Eno, who has been the band’s go-to producer on many albums. Their new album is tentatively scheduled for April, and will be their first studio album since 2009’s No Line on the Horizon. U2 is currently seeking brand partnerships to promote their new album through a Super Bowl commercial, and reports also say that Live Nation is negotiating a major deal to consolidate the management companies representing U2 and Madonna.
U2 recently put out their first new song in three years with “Ordinary Love” to promote the upcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which stars Idris Elba in the titular role. Danger Mouse and The Shins’ James Mercer, also known as the duo Broken Bells, will be releasing their second collaborative album in January.