"The Lights in Front Of Me" (2017)

Demo Song

Background Information

“The Lights In Front of Me” is a song developed for Songs of Experience. It is known that the song has now been renamed, “The Lights of Home.”

The title, “The Lights In Front of Me” was first mentioned in Rolling Stone magazine, in an interview with The Edge:

The process is that we slowly sort of start to put the cornerstone songs in place and then we fill in around them and get clues about the overall identity of the record. For me, one of the breakthrough tune was “The Lights in Front of Me,” which is now called “The Lights of Home.” We had very rock & roll verses in it that sounded really great, but it was a little retro. We kind of knew it was in the running because we just loved it so much, and then Jacknife did a more stripped-down arrangement. The drums were sort of an open question, so Larry went in and played drums, so it had the discipline of a very contemporary production, but then with this amazing, very beautifully played human drum part on top of it. I think because it was recorded on its own it can kind of occupy the sound spectrum that it does. It still sounds really modern, but it almost sounds like it has a hip-hop influence or rather an R&B influence than a rock one. Anyway, those small little clues sometimes make you go,

In 2014, Bono was working on a song for the new album called simply, “The Light“ and perhaps this has developed into “The Lights in Front of Me.” It is known that the song has developed into a new title and the song is at this time being called “The Lights of Home“.

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