Thursday 5 April 2012, 11:24 | By CMU Editorial
U2 working with One Direction songwriter
U2 are apparently working with Swedish songwriter Carl Falk for a song on their next album. Falk penned One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful’, and has also recently worked with Nicki Minaj, Labrinth and Nicole Scherzinger, amongst others.
Falk told The Sun: “There’s a long way to go but we are doing something with U2”.
As previously reported, producers RedOne and Danger Mouse also contributed to the album, though its release was pushed back to the end of this year and RedOne’s work was seemingly ditched last summer after those sessions didn’t turn out as hoped. At the time Adam Clayton told Rolling Stone: “We have to focus on what we do best, and the work we did with Danger Mouse came closest to that. We want to be in the clubs and make pop music as well as the thing U2 does, but in the end, the thing we did with RedOne doesn’t feel like the right fit”.
In other U2 news, Bono and The Edge have invested in file-transfer service Dropbox. The pair apparently met the company’s founders when they were developing online music service iLike, which was recently closed down by its eventual owner MySpace.