The 2013 film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has been garnering a fair amount of awards buzz, and U2’s song “Ordinary Love,” written specifically for the film, has not gone unnoticed either. They’ve been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Song. SnowbizNow talks to vocalist Bono and guitarist The Edge.
Bono says that “when you’re writing music for a film you’re trying to connect to the emotions of the scene.” Of the particular scene that he wrote for, he says that “it could be quite a triumphant moment because he’s finally become president… we didn’t want to write a triumph; we wanted to bring it back to the relationship” between Mandela and wife Winnie.
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