Yesterday, TikTok and millions of fans worldwide welcome U2 to the platform. What better way to close out #Rocktober!
For the first time, TikTok creators will be able to use the band’s iconic tracks in their video creations. This includes the new song ‘Your Song Saved My Life’, from the SING 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which will be previewed on TikTok two days before its official release on Wednesday, November. U2 singer Bono will make his animated screen debut as reclusive rockstar lion Clay Calloway in the much-anticipated sequel to the smash-hit movie.
Other sounds now available in the TikTok library include ‘Beautiful Day’, ‘With Or Without You’, ‘Vertigo’, ‘Sweetest Thing’, ‘One’, and ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’.
The band’s official channel is now live at @U2 with their first video in celebration of the new track ‘Your Song Saved My Life’ featuring artwork by Bono, and will feature exclusive content from the band to inspire and engage fans.
U2 has already seen huge success and demand on TikTok, with the #U2 hashtag and related content receiving over 249 million video views.
Hailing from the north side of Dublin with a career spanning over four decades, U2 is one of the most recognized names in music. Acknowledged as one of the best live acts in the world, the band has released 14 studio albums and have sales in excess of 157 million. They have won numerous awards; including 22 Grammys, an Oscar nomination and the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience, as well as being honoured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and U2 continue to draw fans in with new music that spans generations.
This November also marks the 30th anniversary of the U2’s acclaimed seminal album ‘Achtung Baby’, so TikTok users can expect unearthed archival footage from the band’s performances and tours over the decades.
Follow U2 on TikTok here and check out their catalogue on the TikTok Sounds Page. Fans can also access a selection of U2’s newly-arrived tracks in the ‘Greatest Hits’ Guest Playlist.