U2 take a tour of a New York on the top deck of a sightseeing bus in the official video for You're The Best Thing About Me, the first single from their 14th album, Songs of Experience, which is set for release later this year.

The video, directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who has previously worked with Madonna, Coldplay and The Prodigy, sees U2 taking in the sights and sounds of  the Big Apple, the city where they played their first US club gig in December 1980.

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Shot earlier this month, the promo clip also sees the band strolling around New York with Bono shaking a lot of hands with passing members of the public and echoes U2's video for I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, which featured them walking around downtown Las Vegas in 1987.

U2 are about to undertake the Latin America leg of the 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree tour, which visited Croke Park last July

Bono recently said that Songs of Experience, which is released on December 1, will feature "a lot of the songs are kind of letters" to his wife and children, his fans, and America.

"I know U2 go into every album like it's their last one, but even more this time I wanted the people around me that I loved to know exactly how I felt," he told Rolling Stone magazine.

The album will also include a letter to their fans, and one to America, part of which featured on Kendrick Lamar's latest album DAMN. on the track XXX.


There's a song called The Showman which is a letter to our audience, it's kind of about performers and how you shouldn't trust them too much. It's about me, haha. There's a funny line, well, I think it's funny anyway, 'I lie for a living, I love to let on but you make it true when you sing along'." he said.

The premiere of You're the Best Thing About Me follows the recent release of a live performance video for The Blackout.