listening again.... what the fuck with the horns? and the start of the chorus really looks like the '87 version, I know people said before but I didn't notice until now haha, damn I'm really curious about all this
Mixed feelings - it's not bad, though the horns are pretty atrocious. But it's not great either. Bono's voice is good but obviously not as good as he was in 1987. Other than those two things, it sounds practically identical to the original. So like, not bad, but nothing to make me fall in love with the new mix.
And if they went cheap and used the 1987 vocals for the chorus, like it sounds like in that clip, I'll be very disappointed.
"Me and Edge have two sons at the same age whose names rhyme and we really didn't seem to notice at the time, Eli and Levi. What's worse is when we're in France in the summer, they get up in the middle of the night and they're on Garageband."
- Bono, 2009
According to the booklet of 'Walk On', U2 says that the song is dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi, in some parts of the lyrics U2 mentions the struggle of this woman to free her country.