AceShowbiz - U2 welcomes the new year by sharing a music video for their song "Get Out of Your Own Way". The stop-motion clip was directed by Israeli graffiti collective Broken Fingaz Crew, who revealed that the Irish rock band gave them complete creative control of the clip after they shared its concept.
The three-and-a-half-minute visuals begins with an urban landscape as the camera zooms into a room of a lonely lady staring out her window. The scene then changes to show Ku Klux Klan members marching in front of the White House as Donald Trump watches them from the Oval Office window. Bono's voice can be heard in the background as he sings, "Fight back/ Don't take it lyin' down, you got to bite back."
In a press release, Broken Fingaz Crew stated that the video "addresses the current political situation" around the world. They continued, "2017 for us was the year of fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their head again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people's fear to build more walls and segregation."
"The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation," they added. "And in the same way, we've combined out psychedelic pop style with political imagery, shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques."
"Get Out of Your Own Way" is one of the tracks off U2's fourteenth studio album "Songs of Experience", which was released in December 2017 after delaying it for a year. The effort debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart with 186,000 equivalent units even though it received mixed reviews. Calum Marsh of Pitchfork called the album "a shameless effort of four men in their late 50s to muster a contemporary, youthful sound."
In support of the album, the band will embark on a European tour. The tour will kick off on August 31 and wrap on October 23. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting from January 26.