At the end of the Late Late Show celebrating 50 years in the Irish issuing RTE, Bono made a surprise appearance and made some revelations about the next album:
"Searching for the perfect pop song. Edge is the denial of his genius. I am aware of my little one. Larry is suspicious of both Adam and sees merit in both. They are unbelievable. They really want it, although I have to say. as a band there is no sense of entitlement. I think they are very aware that U2 can do something very special to have a reason to exist now, so what we're doing. we are writing - you know the process. But it is it - they are amazing men. they are really extraordinary. they really, really want it. " "There will be a U2 album unless it's something really special. You should go to that place. You have to dig a deep well and see what you can pull up. We've been through a lot of songs and there are very good things . I would say we we had the best three weeks in the studio since 1979. Three weeks is all it should take "
Watch the video of the program here, Bono appears in 2:00:00.