All four members of U2 accepted and took home the Golden Globe award with ‘Ordinary Love’, the song they wrote for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The song won ‘Best Original Song’ at the 71st ceremony last sunday, while putting away nominees such like soundtracks for the films The Hunger Games, Frozen, Inside Llewyn Davis, and One Chance.
“This is really personal for us. This man turned our life upside down, right-side up, a man who refused to hate, not because he didn’t have rage or anger or these things, but that he thought love would do a better job.
We wrote a love song because it kind of is what is extraordinary about the film — it is kind of a dysfunctional love story. That’s why you should see this film. You know about the global statesman, you don’t know about the man, that’s why you should see this film. We’re good at the dysfunctional love stories.” Bono on Nelson Mandela, and the film Long Road to Freedom.
The award becomes the second for the band from Golden Globe, their first came in 2003 in the same category when ‘The Hands That Built America’ from Gangs of New York won.
Back to this year’s ceremony, Jared Leto, a singer from 30 Seconds to Mars, winning ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for his role as Rayon on Dallas Buyers Club.
News from the band, they are working on new song/video ‘Invisible’ which will support (RED), a campaign to fight against AIDS headed by Bono. Whether this song will be included on the new album or not is still unknown. The new album itself should arrive sometime this year.