U2 Release 'Songs of Innocence' Behind-the-Scenes Footage

(Radio.com) U2 have orchestrated one of the biggest album launches of all time, in conjunction with Apple. Re/code reported that the album had over 2 million downloads in the days following its release and 26 of U2's other albums rose into iTunes' top 200 chart as a result.

Now the band is taking fans behind the scenes of the making of Songs of Innocence - on Twitter. "These songs were always destined," Bono said in voiceover narration. "But rather than it being painting by numbers, where it's very disciplined and subscribed, it's coming together in a way that's even surprising for us."

The frontman continues, likening their artistic process to that of Eastern artists, who notably prefer to capture the spirit of something in a painting rather than its exact likeness.

"I always think of the zen artists, who spend all their time mixing the ink," Bono said. "Then it's that last few minutes, where the work, the actual gestures are recorded - that's the way our albums always go."

Watch the video here.

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