Kendrick Lamar Reunites With U2 for New Song “Get Out of Your Own Way”

Written by on 01/11/2017

Back in April, U2 popped up as one of only three features on Kendrick Lamar‘s blockbuster album Damn. The rock giants appeared on the two-part cut “XXX,” with Bono singing of America’s status as “the sound of drum and bass” during the track’s final 90-second stretch. Wednesday, U2 again joined Kendrick, this time for the latest Songs of Experience tease “Get Out of Your Own Way.”

Over some reliably Edge-y guitar in the new song’s final moments, Kendrick delivers a quick spoken word bit. Stream the song via Spotify below, and/or find it on the streaming service of your choice here.

Songs of Experience hits the usual outlets Dec. 1, serving as a companion piece to the band’s 2014 album Songs of Innocence. The two albums will be supported on the just-announced eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour, itself a direct sequel to the band’s previous iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. If you aren’t catching the William Blake vibes in these album and tour titles, then you’ve missed out on some serious literary bangers.

Prior to dropping the Kendrick collab Wednesday, U2 teased Songs of Experience with “The Blackout” and “You’re the Best Thing About Me.”


Get the full list of U2’s 2018 dates below. Maybe Kendrick will roll through for a date or two.

May 2 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center

May 7 – San Jose, CA SAP – Center

May 11 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena

May 15 – Los Angeles, CA The Forum

May 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center

May 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

May 28 – Atlanta, GA – Infinite Energy Arena

June 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre

June 9 – Uniondale, NY – NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

June 13 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

June 17 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena

June 21 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

June 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

June 29 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

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