‘One’ is the third track from U2’s 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby’, and it was released as the record’s third single in February 1992. The song was a benefit single, with proceeds going towards AIDS research.
The Dublin band’s version of the song was recorded as part of Apple Music Home Session, Vol.2 and follows previous covers by them, which include The Velvet Underground‘s ‘The Black Angel’s Death Song’ and The Beach Boys‘ ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’.
Listen to Fontaines D.C.’s version of ‘One’ below.
— Fontaines D.C. (@fontainesdublin) March 14, 2022
Earlier this month, Fontaines D.C. were announced on the Glastonbury 2022 line-up, alongside new headliners Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar. They’ll also be playing Reading & Leeds Festival, Sam Fender’s Finsbury Park gig and TRNSMT Festival.
They also bagged the award for Best Band In The World at the BandLab NME Awards 2022, beating Amyl & The Sniffers, Ben&Ben, Bring Me The Horizon, CHVRCHES, Glass Animals, HAIM, Måneskin, Nova Twins and Wolf Alice to the gong.
By clinching Best Band In The World, Fontaines D.C. won the sole award they were nominated for at the BandLab NME Awards 2022. Find the full list of winners here.
‘I Love You’ is described by Fontaines frontman Grian Chatten as “the first overtly political song we’ve written”.
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