U2 is making a contribution to Record Store Black Friday on November 29, offering up a pair of new songs that it recorded for the forthcoming film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
"Ordinary Love" and "Breath" will surface on a limited edition (10,000 copies) 10-inch vinyl disc; no other release plans for the music -- U2's first since "No Line on the Horizon" in 2009 -- have been announced.
A posting on U2's website notes that "the band's friendship with Nelson Mandela goes way back and it was after seeing early cuts of the film that they were inspired to write a song."
A snippet of "Ordinary Love" appears in the film's trailer, while "Breath" came along as a surprise second song. "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" opens on November 29 and is based on the former South African president and freedom fighter's autobiography. The film was directed by Justin Chadwick and starts Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.
U2 is currently working on its next studio album, though few details and no release date have been revealed.
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