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U2 Frontman Bono Debuts 1st Song in 3 Years & Dedicates It to Italians in COVID-19 Quarantine

Olowokandi Fiyin
Mar 20, 2020
06:00 P.M.
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Bono is keeping fans going after he released a new song during the world's continued battle against the coronavirus.

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The coronavirus pandemic has got celebrities doing their best to ensure that there's still hope in the world. According to People, the latest star to join the list is U2 frontman, Bono, who debuted the track "Let Your Love Be Known," recently.

Recording artist Bono of U2 attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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The song, which would be his first since 2017, was released on Instagram after he got inspiration from the Italians who had teamed up to sing during a nationwide lockdown. The video by Bono, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, was captioned:

"For the Italians who inspired it… for the Irish…for ANYONE who this St. Patrick's day is in a tight spot and still singing."

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It would seem that Bono's song came at the right time for the celebrities who have been placed in quarantine since their health status became known.

The song came soon after a host of celebrities revealed that they had tested positive for the coronavirus. Fox News noted that on the list was Tom Hanks, who had tested positive for coronavirus while in Australia to shoot a movie

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His wife, Rita Wilson, who had also contracted the virus, has remained in high spirits as she previously took to Twitter to share the playlist that she's been listening to while in isolation.

The list included Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself," MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," and the Bee Gees' "Night Fever," amongst others.

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Even "Game of Thrones," star Kristofer Hivju, Idris Elba, Olga Kurylenko, and Rachel Matthews have all tested positive for the virus.

It would seem that Bono's song came at the right time for the celebrities who have been placed in quarantine since their health status became known.

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Besides releasing instrumental tracks, Bono is also the co-founder of ONE and (RED), which are international charitable organizations that fight extreme poverty and AIDS.

Biography noted that throughout his music band's career, Bono had written most of their lyrics, which often gave attention to nontraditional themes like politics and religion.

Bono of U2 performs on stage during 'U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2019' at the Gocheok Sky Dome on December 08, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

In fact, social activism has been a cause that has remained close to the 59-year-old singer's heart, thus leading him to use his music to raise consciousness with performances at Live 8, Band-Aid, and Net Aid, among many others.

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