• Muzik First


U2 has returned with their first new song in three years: “Your Song Saved My Life,” from the soundtrack for the upcoming animated film "Sing 2;" Bono portrays a reclusive, rock & roll-singing lion named Clay Calloway in the sequel, out Dec. 22. “Your Song Saved My Life” plays during the end credits of, "Sing 2," director Garth Jennings told EW, adding, “It’s just full of so much emotion and heart… It just says, ‘OK, here’s how we want your audience to feel as they leave the cinema.” Fellow musicians Pharrell Williams, Halsey and Tori Kelly have roles in the Universal release, along with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton and Bobby Cannavale. The upbeat piano ballad — something you’d expect to hear on a soundtrack from a children’s movie about singing animals — was inspired in part by Bono’s list of “60 Songs That Saved My Life” that the U2 frontman wrote in 2020 to mark his 60th birthday. Although the new song doesn’t represent any vast jump in the genre, U2 fans will recognize it as a departure from the group’s usual style, starting off with a gospel-pop style piano and elevating into orchestral accompaniment before wrapping up with a falsetto chorus and not many guitars in sight. “Your Song Saved My Life” marks U2’s first new music as a band since their 2018 LP "Songs of Experience;" the band also collaborated with A.R. Rahman on the 2019 single “Ahimsa,” while Bono and the Edge appeared on Martin Garrix’s “We Are the People.”