WTF American Soul 2nd single

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WTF American Soul 2nd single
« on: November 20, 2017, 04:26:26 PM »
I'm completely lost of words. I thought GOOYOW was the second single. But nope. They chose this one with a weak chorus that isn't made for radio. I like the song but it's not the right choice to attract the public.

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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 04:32:48 PM »
American Soul may be my least favourite U2 song ever, can only think of Boots as a fair competitor. That said, does anybody really care about which song is the single these days? Don’t radio stations play songs rather than singles, meaning GOOYOW is just as likely to be spun?

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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 04:35:26 PM »
I remember digging the melody of the verses when KL snippeted it, but I too was pretty nonplussed when I heard the official version. Hoping that SOE's filler will have some gems, because so far what I have heard has been super disappointing.
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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 04:37:12 PM »
I remember digging the melody of the verses when KL snippeted it, but I too was pretty nonplussed when I heard the official version. Hoping that SOE's filler will have some gems, because so far what I have heard has been super disappointing.

Do you consider a song not released as a single, filler?

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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 04:59:31 PM »
This is good, I can see loads of dancing during the live shows and it rocks.

It's Glastonbury reborn with a bit of Volcano vibe thrown in.  I'm going to enjoy seeing hyped Bono singing this one (anti-Trump?)
One love, One blood, One life;
You got to do what you should.
One life; With each other
Sisters, Brothers
One life; But we're not the same
We get to carry each other, Carry each other

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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 05:18:57 PM »
This is good, I can see loads of dancing during the live shows and it rocks.

It's Glastonbury reborn with a bit of Volcano vibe thrown in.  I'm going to enjoy seeing hyped Bono singing this one (anti-Trump?)
Jep, it could be a nice song live!
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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2017, 05:42:05 PM »
Hmmm..on the fence with this song perhaps live at the show it might grab me.
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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2017, 05:59:01 PM »
This is why I posted a thread asking what's going on with GOOYOW.

Not a fan of AS, Glastonbury and Volcano never did anything for me either (except Adam's exceptional bass), but hoping it rocks live and proves me wrong in a stadium/arena/wherever.
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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2017, 06:13:44 PM »
The whole refujesus part is too slow for radio

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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2017, 06:14:49 PM »
I can't stand American Soul, honestly. It sounds hollow and incomplete.

The choice does make some sense, though. The band sees that many millennial Americans are still sour about Trump's election, and is taking advantage of that.

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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2017, 06:16:39 PM »
I like AS much more than YTBTAM or GOOYOW but the "look around" part and "refujesus" aren't great.
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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2017, 06:16:48 PM »
Doesn't work for me sorry not this song.
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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2017, 06:19:27 PM »
I remember digging the melody of the verses when KL snippeted it, but I too was pretty nonplussed when I heard the official version. Hoping that SOE's filler will have some gems, because so far what I have heard has been super disappointing.

Do you consider a song not released as a single, filler?

No, because there are warhorses like UTEOTW and Bad that were never released as singles. For me, filler includes stuff like COL, Being Born, TIWYCRMN, and WILATW.
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Re: WTF American Soul 2nd single
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2017, 07:59:49 PM »
The concept of singles barely exists anymore. There are 4 songs out there, 5 if you include TLTTGYA. We had The Blackout before we even had the first single. Now, the 4th (or 5th depending how you look at it) song we get is apparently the 2nd single. What, because it has a lyric video? Last time we had Invisible before the "1st single" at which time we got a full album. Times are different.