Irish rockers U2 will release their 13th studio album early next year.
The band are nearing the end of recording sessions and are expected to feature twelve songs on the new album, according to the band's bass player, Adam Clayton.
Speaking on 98FM's Dermot & Dave show, Clayton said: ''I think it's a bit of a return to U2 of old, but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years. It's a combination of those two things and it's a really interesting hybrid.
''We're in the studio. We're trying to get these 12 songs absolutely right and get them finished by the end of November, and then we can kind of enjoy Christmas.''
Meanwhile, the band's guitarist, The Edge, who completes the group with singer Bono and drummer Larry Mullen Jr, explained that they have been experimenting with different sounds during the recording process.
He added: ''We always try to bring out something different, every time we're in studio. But it's the fans who decide that really.''