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U2 Talks "Ordinary Love" at Screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

For U2, “Ordinary Love” is no ordinary song.

The band recently discussed their latest single during a screening of the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, for which the track was written.

U2 is currently working on a new record, but apparently put the project on the back-burner to write “Ordinary Love” for the Nelson Mandela biopic, according to

“It had to be a great song for this project,” said U2 frontman Bono. “I think it's a great song.”

The band co-hosted the event with Vogue editor Anna Wintour on Monday evening in New York City.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom hits theaters this weekend.

Meanwhile, “Ordinary Love” will be released on 10-inch vinyl for Record Store Black Friday, which takes place the day after Thanksgiving (November 29). The record will be limited, with only 10,000 copies slated to be pressed, with a B-side that features a reissue from 2009’s No Line on the Horizon entitled “Breathe (Mandela Version).”

U2’s forthcoming solo album is rumored for release in spring of 2014.

For more on this story, head to and check out the lyric video for “Ordinary Love” below!