First, "Let It Go" from Frozen edges out U2's "Ordinary Love" for an Oscar, and now the promise of further new music from the band is likely delayed until next year. Not fabulous news for U2 fans.
According to Billboard, U2 is postponing what was rumored as a spring 2014 album release in order to bring producers Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth into the project.
"That magic the band always seems to capture—they have yet to capture it," a source informed Billboard.
In addition, a tour that was on the books for September 2014, has been rescheduled by Live Nation for summer 2015.
"Until it's on the radio or online, it's not real," Bono said to the BBC's Zane Lowe in February. "With U2, our album isn't finished until it's in the stores. Our fans know we don't just put albums out. We do think about it."
Early in 2014, The Edge told Rolling Stone that approximately 30 songs were in play—all in different stages of completion—and that the album's music was informed by music the band listened to in the 1970s.
"That's a rich period—one we've visited many times in the past," the Edge said. "But it's a very Dublin-centric record lyrically."