The Edge has partially lifted the lid on U2's new album referencing their 1993 album 'Zooropa' as an inspiration.

The forthcoming record 'Songs of Experience' looks likely to be released in 2016, and is a companion record to 2014's 'Songs of Innocence'.

Speaking to Q Magazine, The Edge revealed that they have finished parts inbetween world tour dates. Bono also recently revealed that he wrote a song about the Paris attacks during the band's recent tour.

The Edge compared the record to Zooropa, and then added that producer Brian Eno would like a similar path to the eighth album to be followed in the future. He said:

"[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like that. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’ I think there’s a quality you get when there’s a certain momentum to the process.”