U2 have released “Your Song Saved My Life,” taken from the Sing 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
“Your Song Saved My Life” is the first new music from the band since 2019. The soundtrack is set for release by Illumination, Universal Pictures and Republic Records on Friday, December 17, 2021. The track was previewed on the band’s official TikTok channel yesterday ahead of a first official play by BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley this afternoon.
The soundtrack accompanies Sing 2, the sequel to Illumination’s much-loved Sing (2016), which opens in cinemas on December 22 and will see Bono make his animated film debut as the voice of Clay Calloway.
The band have contributed to numerous movie soundtracks over the years and have been nominated twice in the Best Original Song category at the Academy Awards for “The Hands That Built America” (Gangs of New York, 2003) and “Ordinary Love” (Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, 2014).
Prior to the band joining TikTok, U2 had already seen huge success and demand on the platform, with the #U2 hashtag and related content receiving over 249 million video views. Visit U2’s official TikTok page.
October 2021 marked 40 years of U2’s seminal album, October, and to celebrate, the rock legends announced the launch of the biggest-ever Artist Takeover on Pandora last month.
U2’s Artist Takeover on Pandora is an exclusive listening experience where members of the iconic group take fans on a personal journey through the making of their first three albums – which include Boy (1980), October (1981), and War (1983) – sharing intimate personal stories, previously unknown details, and the music that inspired them along the way.
U2’s Artist Takeover marks the first time an artist has created an ongoing series of self-curated Modes on Pandora. Users can now choose from three selectable “modes” on Pandora’s U2 Radio station – each devoted to one of these three early albums – where the group shares personal insights and influences behind each record in their own words. Additional album Modes are expected to be rolled out on Pandora’s U2 Radio station in the coming months.