Apple, Universal Music Group and legendary rock band U2 have announced the release of the album “Songs of Innocence,” exclusively for iTunes Store customers.
According to Apple, “Songs of Innocence” features 11 new songs from the band and is their most personal work to date, charting their earliest influences from 70s rock and punk rock to early 80s electronica and soul and giving insight into how and why the band came together and the relationships in and around them, their family and friendships.
The album was recorded in New York, London, Los Angeles and Dublin and produced by Danger Mouse, along with Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Declan Gaffney and Flood, the company said.
Customers who sign up for an iTunes Store account in the next five weeks will get the album as a gift. It is also available to stream via iTunes Radio and will be available on Beats Music
“U2 has been an important part of Apple’s history in music and we’re thrilled to make ‘Songs of Innocence’ the largest album release ever,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We get to share our love of music today by gifting this great new album to over half a billion iTunes customers around the world.”