On Friday, U2 shared a new video for their song “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way,” as well as Beck’s remix of their track “Lights Of Home.”
“Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” is taken from U2’s 2017 album Songs of Experience, and the new video was directed by Vogue photographer and filmmaker David Mushegain. Mushegain’s video is a visual portrait of Dublin’s youth culture that takes direct inspiration from the song’s uplifting lyrics, and messages of diversity and unity.
Mushegain said of the subjects featured in the video, “I’d made friends with a lot of people and kept in touch with them. I noticed they have such a unique take on personal expression, how they create their own style, the colours, what they do with clothes and hair.” In regards to the song itself, Mushegain added, “I gravitated towards that song immediately. It has the spirit of these young people I’d come to know, the spirit that says whatever’s in your way, you can overcome it. It’s such an uplifting song, it has such a positive spirit.” You can read more about the making of the video on U2’s official website here.
Beck also remixed U2’s Songs of Experience track “Lights Of Home” for a Record Store Day exclusive and as of Friday, the song has been made available online. This exclusive 12-inch picture disc, released on last weekend’s Record Store Day, also included the album version of “Lights Of Home” and an orchestral “St Peter’s String Version.” The release was limited to 5000 copies worldwide, and it featured a photo of Bono’s son Eli and The Edge’s daughter Sian.
Beck recently opened for U2 on their tour for the 30th anniversary of their 1987 album The Joshua Tree. Beck’s version of “Lights Of Home,” which is also being dubbed the “Free Yourself” remix, features backing vocals from the Haim sisters, who also feature on the original album version.
Watch the video for “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way” and listen to Beck’s “Free Yourself” remix of U2’s “Lights Of Home” below. Further down, find vintage U2 and Beck performances from the Paste Cloud.