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"It's a new U2 song, it's from the soundtrack of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and it's called Ordinary Love. Check out the lyric video by Oliver
Jeffers and Mac Premo in this Facebook premiere. #mandela"
This is the official announcement about the new song "Ordinary Love
" by U2 on their official FB webpage.
U2 have written and recorded a new song called "Ordinary Love
" for the upcoming film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. It's the first new U2 song since 2010.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is directed by Justin Chadwick, scripted by William
Nicholson and lensed by Lol Crawley, BSC. The film is based on the 1994 book "Long Walk to Freedom" by South African President Nelson
Mandela. It chronicles his early life, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society. Idris Elba (PROMETHEUS) stars as Nelson
The band's friendship with Nelson
Mandela goes way back and it was after seeing early cuts of the film that they were inspired to write a song.
'We are delighted to have U2 write an original song for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,' said producer Anant Singh, widely acknowledged as South Africa's preeminent film producer. 'This is really fitting as U2 has always been a staunch supporter of Madiba. As a board member of Madiba's 46664 anti AIDS initiative together with U2, I was fortunate to be with them when we visited Robben Island together, accompanied by Madiba.'