"I used more film for this album than for any other project I've worked on. We had nudity, cross-dressing, masks, exotic walls and borins beaches, serious fun and serious men, cars and animals in front of the camera."
- Anton Corbijn on Achtung Baby
The song 'New Year's Day' is about the solidarity movement going on in Poland in the early 1980's. The government had promised changes and reforms, which would take effect on Jan. 1 of the following year, but the promises were empty.