Bono Co-Writes Song For Andrea Corr For Upcoming Film 'In America'

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10.26.02 - Launch

U2's Bono has co-written a song called "Time Enough For Tears" for the upcoming film In America, and the track will feature vocals from Andrea Corr of the Irish band the Corrs.

Bono co-wrote the song with Irish artist Gavin Friday and Maurice Seezer for the movie, from Irish director/producer/screenwriter Jim Sheridan (Some Mother's Son, In The Name Of The Father, My Left Foot). The number is said to have a 1940s feel, inspired by classic songwriters like Cole Porter and singers like Ella Fitzgerald.

"Bono saw the film and was blown away by it," Friday told the website U2log. "He wanted to work with us and something happened, organically. It's very poetic, very romantic. Very vulnerable and naked. It's a beautiful song." In America is tentatively scheduled to premiere in Ireland in the spring of 2003.

In other U2-related news, Bono was also one of several music stars quoted in the Irish Times recently about manufactured pop music. "People are sick to the teeth of processed and hyped pop bands. It's crap. They want something real again and that's where we come in," Bono told the newspaper, which also printed opinions from Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, George Michael, and Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz.

"The tide is turning," he said. "Normally, people want big rock bands to fall flat, but what I'm picking up is that they want us to do well because we are flying the flag for bands who can really play."

The Best Of U2 1990-2000 is in stores November 5. The band's video for "Electrical Storm" from the set is available for viewing on LAUNCH (launch.yahoo.com).

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