NEW MUSIC: MARTIN GARRIX | WE ARE THE PEOPLE (FEAT. BONO & THE EDGE) + PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO
U2‘s Bono and The Edge have teamed up with Martin Garrix for ‘We Are The People’, which serves as the official 2020 UEFA European Football Championship song. Throughout the past three years, the song includes lyrics written by Bono and guitar by The Edge. “Creating the music for one of the biggest sports events in the world together with Bono and The Edge has been an incredible experience,” Garrix said in a statement. “I’m very proud of what we did together and excited to share it with the world finally!”
Creating the song took place before the pandemic since the soccer tournament was originally supposed to take place in 2020. That means Garrix has been keeping his collaboration with Bono and the Edge under wraps for the past two years. “We Are the People” is the closest thing the world has gotten to a new U2 song since its 2017 LP "Songs of Experience." But they’ve been quietly working on a follow-up for the past couple of years.