U2 fans anxious for fresh music can now hear the group's first new song in three years — at least some of it.
A little more than a minute of a song called Ordinary Love is included in the trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a biopic about South African leader Nelson Mandela.
"The sea wants to kiss the golden shore/The sunlight warms your skin," Bono sings over a piano track. "All the beauty that's been lost before wants to find us again." In the sample, the music eventually swells to a masssive, choir-based chorus.
There's no word if Ordinary Love, written specifically for Mandela, will be included on the group's next album, tentatively slated for a 2014 release.
U2 bassist Adam Clayton recently told an Irish radio station that the group hopes to have 12 songs for a new album completed by the end of November.
"I think it's a bit of a return to U2 of old, but with the maturity, if you like, of the U2 of the last 10 years," Clayton said. The new album would be the group's first since 2009's No Line on the Horizon.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba and directed by Justin Chadwick, premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and will be in theaters Nov. 29.