Nelson Mandela Passed Away Today at 95, Shortly After U2 Penned a Song for Him

South African anti-apartheid leader, Nelson Mandela, passed away today at the age of 95.  Read the freedom, peace loving leader’s obituary on the BBC here.
Nelson Mandela

South African leader, Nelson Mandela, passed away after months of intensive medical care for a lung infection.

Ironically, the first new music we’ve heard from U2 in a while, is a new song inspired by Mandela.  “Ordinary Love” was written for the soundtrack to the upcoming Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. While a preview of the song came out in the movie’s trailer last month, you can hear the entire track in the band’s lyric video below. The lyrics are written in various places using stop-motion animation. Get more info –> U2.com. ·

Both U2 singer Bono and Nelson Mandela have done amazing things for Africa. Mandela, of course, led South Africa and ended apartheid, and Bono has helped the entire continent with his charitable campaign, Project Red.  “Ordinary Love” is the first new song from U2 in three years.  The song will come out on 10-inch vinyl on Record Store Day, November 29th. Only 10-thousand copies will be available and will be backed by a new version of their song “Breathe,” off their 2009 album No Line on the Horizon.



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