Watch U2’s Video for ‘Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way’
U2 released a video for their track “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way,” taken from their most recent album, Songs of Experience.
The video was filmed in the band’s hometown of Dublin, and celebrates the diversity of youth culture while underlining the theme of the song.
You can watch the video below.
Director David Mushegain said that he’d set out to focus purely on LGBTQ people, but that concept had changed as the project developed. “The LGBTQ community is made up of course of people who are LGBTQ themselves, but the community also includes friends and family, so really it's inclusive of everyone," Mushegain said on U2’s website. “It’s about being young and expressing yourself, it's about how we all have friends and relatives who dress or look or style themselves differently, but, as the song says, love is bigger than anything in its way.”
He added that he wanted to explore the imagery of Dublin for some time, and took the opportunity when he was offered to select a track from Songs of Experience to shoot. “I gravitated toward that song immediately,” he said. “It has the spirit of these young people I'd come to know, the spirit that says whatever's in your way, you can overcome it. It's such an uplifting song, it has such a positive spirit.”
U2 launch a U.S. tour on May 2 in Tulsa. It runs until July 1 with a show in New York City. The band then has further dates across Europe and the U.K. that run from Aug. 31 to Nov. 10.