Next spring, U2 plans to release a follow-up to 2009’s No Line on the Horizon, and they are doing so through the label they first called home.
According to The Guardian, the Irish band was discovered by Island Records in the 1970s and remained there up until seven years ago when label boss Jason Iley was moved to sister label Mercury and the four-piece became unhappy with his successor. The band later followed Iley and made the switch to Mercury.
However, earlier this year Universal closed Mercury, leaving U2’s fate unclear. A source tells The Guardian the band is now “heading back to their spiritual home” and has already spent time over at Island to meet with some of the staff.
U2’s upcoming album is expected in March, and bassist Adam Clayton calls it “a bit of a return to U2 of old.” Danger Mousewill be handling the production.