Published Oct 21, 2010If theres one thing we know about Danger Mouse, its that he loves to collaborate. Consider the talent hes worked with over the years: Shins main man James Mercer, Cee-Lo Green, the Black Keys, Sparklehorse, MF Doom, Gorillaz. The list goes on and on. While hes worked with some heavy hitters, for sure, it looks like things are going to get even more epic for the producer: Hes signed on to produce U2s next album.
While we previously reported that the legendary group were working on some new material, in an interview with The Age [via Rolling Stone], U2 vocalist Bono revealed the Danger Mouse collaboration.
"We have about 12 songs with him," Bono said. "At the moment that looks like the album we will put out next because it's just happening so easily."
With no tracklisting or release date available for the as-of-yet untitled album, we can only imagine the mysterious ways of how Danger Mouses grand production style will mesh with the Edges textured, watery guitar licks.
What we can tell you, though, is that the Irish rock legends are pretty psyched on working with outside sources these days. The group have also announced a disc of club remixes, which will include a number of revamps provided by RedOne, the Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.I.Am and house DJ David Guetta. Its a call back to U2s early 90s output, which included similar extended treatments to their tunes.
"U2's remixes in the 1990s were a real treasure," he said. "So we wanted to make a club-sounding record. We have a pile of songs."
Just about the only collab the outfit wont be doing will be full U2 interpretations of Bono and the Edges material for their Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The other guys, quite frankly, think thats a little weird.
"We haven't convinced the rest of the band to do that yet," Bono explained. "Larry [Mullen Jr., drummer] definitely has a raised eyebrow."