Are U2 about to drop an album on us?

Bono and Co have been holed up in the studio recording the follow-up to 2009’s “No Line On The Horizon” for the best part of the last 2 years. The last word on the forthcoming album suggested that it would be 2015 before it was released; frontman, Bono has struggled with anxiety and writer’s block which has held up completion of the album considerably.

U2 released, “Ordinary Love” in November 2013; the track was included on the soundtrack to the Nelson Mandela biopic, “Mandela :Long Walk To Freedom” and was the band’s first single in 4 years. The track was released just days before Nelson Mandela sadly passed away and earned the band a Golden Globe for “Best Original Song” back in January“Invisible” followed; the track was released in February 2014 with proceeds going to the (RED) campaign, an organisation co-founded by Bono to combat AIDS. The song is said to be the first taste of their forthcoming studio effort.

Media reports today suggest that U2 are planning their comeback for this year; we’ll have their 13th studio album by November and it has been strongly hinted that the band will showcase new material at The iTunes Festival in London in September.

No official statement or confirmation has been made by the band, but fans are hopeful that Christmas will come early with the first U2 album in 5 years.