"I went to a professional and said to the hairdresser: 'Dye my hair blond but make it look like I did it myself.' He was very confused: 'You're paying me a lot of money to dye your hair but want it to look like you had done it yourself?' 'Exactly,' I said, 'make it look real bad.'"
- Bono, 2016
The title of the song Hawkmoon 269 came from a place U2 passed by during the Conspiracy of Hope tour called Hawkmoon. The number 269 stands for the amount of mixes the song needed before it was ready, it took the band three weeks to record.