U2 have put back the release of their new album, claiming that the new songs are not good enough, CMU has reported.
With producers RedOne and Danger Mouse both involved in the production, sessions have not quite gone to plan, with the album looking unlikely to see a release date before the end of 2012.
Bassist Adam Clayton told Rolling Stone: “We had to have a meeting and look at the schedule to see if we could pick up any extra time to work on the album. We just realised that we couldn’t. To be honest, everyone was a bit gutted, but it was the only sensible decision. We have to focus on what we do best, and the work we did with Danger Mouse came closest to that. We want to be in the clubs and play pop music as well as the thing U2 does, but in the end, the thing we did with RedOne doesn’t feel like the right fit.”