"We have been listening to the first three Police albums – realising that these records are minimum masterpieces. It's an influence on our album Songs of Innocence. But I think it's gonna be even more of an influence on our next record Songs of Experience."
- Bono, 2016
Bono stated that he wrote the song 'Kite' about and to his children; yet, after he completed it, he realized that it was a song of his dying father, whom he had a difficult relationship with, but in the end found his peace.