Ahimsa

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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 12:47:21 PM »
I posted a link to go and hear the song. For my taste...it is WOEFUL! I dont think i will ever need to hear the song again in my life.

I think it is a one of release and has been released to appeal to fans in India, ahead of the u2 show there next month.

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 12:49:28 PM »
It's getting tougher and tougher to tell Coldplay from U2.

And that is not a good thing.


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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 12:53:15 PM »
It's getting tougher and tougher to tell Coldplay from U2.

And that is not a good thing.

More and more people are making the Coldplay comparison. It is worrying!

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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 01:01:31 PM »
I think it's best to leave this one in the "Collaborations" section...
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 01:02:30 PM »
I think it's best to leave this one in the "Collaborations" section...

I think it's best to leave it in the "Force quit and move to trash" section.

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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 01:05:42 PM »
Im thinking/hoping, that this song is specially marketed to the Indian crown and is in no way, indicative of where the band are planning going with their new material.

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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2019, 01:17:14 PM »

Oh look u2 have written a song about India ahead of their attempt to break another lucrative market. If anyone on this forum is in doubt regarding their cynical marketing strategy at this point they are insane.

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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2019, 01:35:18 PM »
I’m not thinking India is a big market for u2 so I don’t see the cynicism, just an attempt to connect with an unfamiliar audience

The song is decent until you hear the forced chorus line and then it gets predictable - too Coldplay for my taste 
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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2019, 01:38:17 PM »
I don't think it's necessarily cynical marketing to write a song about India ahead of their tour there.  If I were an Indian fan, I'd be delighted.
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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2019, 01:39:55 PM »

Oh look u2 have written a song about India ahead of their attempt to break another lucrative market. If anyone on this forum is in doubt regarding their cynical marketing strategy at this point they are insane.

I'd like to see U2: The Musical.  Bollywood style.

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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2019, 01:43:46 PM »
They shouldn't work with this producer again.  Vocals don't sound good, sounds autotuned in parts, and it is too Coldplayish.  Song itself is... fine, nothing remarkable, but it's not bad.  Far better than American Soul or Boots.  Feels like a rush job.
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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2019, 01:56:38 PM »
FWIW

Additional information about U2's new single "Ahimsa" - the song was produced by Duncan Stewart, mixed by Steve Lillywhite, and the female voices are A.R. Rahman's daughters.
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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2019, 02:13:41 PM »
Apparently Duncan Stewart is the bassist for a band called Basement and was an engineer on SOE, no production credits besides this song that I can find.  Ahimsa seems like a bit of an afterthought.
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Re: Ahimsa
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2019, 02:18:03 PM »
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