Bono has heard what the masses have been saying about U2’s surprise album release and now he’s offering up an apology.
U2 engaged in a special interview with fans on Facebook yesterday and were faced with a not particularly sugar-coated question:
“Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again?”; read one fan’s question. “It’s really rude.”;
Bono addressed that question/criticism with an apology and a very Bono-y explanation for the thinking behind the Apple-meshed release of Songs of Innocence.
“Oops. I’m sorry about that,”; said the sunglasses enthusiast. “I had this beautiful idea … might have gotten carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that thing. A drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years might not be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess, we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”;
Songs of Innocence was physically released earlier this week.