U2’s ‘Films of Innocence’ Now Available for Pre-Order On iTunes
U2 have so many ideas up their sleeves that we are hardly surprised by many of them these days. But, this one is most welcome: In their new creative venture, they will be releasing a series of 11 short films that were inspired by their most recent LP, 'Songs of Innocence.'
The band has enlisted 11 different urban artists who will have a chance to craft a visual world U2 have created through their newest songs. From stop-motion animation to guerrilla style filmmaking, these videos will give you a different viewpoint of the tracks.
"Taking the political murals of Northern Ireland as a reference point, U2 pioneered the project to celebrate the unique democratic power of urban art. Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast, and Todd James make up this global multidisciplinary group project. Chosen for their undisputed ability to capture the imaginations of their audiences, the artists were given complete creative freedom to showcase their personal responses to U2's music, through a series of part-animated, part live action films. The result is an exhilarating display of diversity in approach, style and commentary," a statement on iTunes reads.
'Films of Innocence' is set to release on Dec. 9. You can pre-order it now for $12.99 (HD) or $9.99 (SD) on iTunes.
Watch U2 's Trailer for 'Films of Innocence'