U2 bassist Adam Clayton says the band might have an album by the end of the year, according to fan site Atu2.com.
The announcement stems from an interview with Irish publication Hot Press, in which Clayton said he and the group “very much want to have a record out by the end of the year, September, October, November. That kind of time.”
The group is working with Danger Mouse on the new album, Clayton says, calling the producer a “smart guy.”
“He’s on it. He’s excited,” Clayton says. “It’s a great team and feels very liberating at the moment – anything goes. We have an abundance of riches, we could make three or four different records and justify that to ourselves, but to make the best record you can, you have to steer away from the ones you can make easily. We’re really trying to get into territory that we’re not comfortable in.”
Danger Mouse has previously worked with The Black Keys on “EL Camino,” Norah Jones on “Little Broken Hearts” and Beck on “Modern Guilt.”