U2’s Bono On The Freedom In The USA: ‘It Just Hasn’t Happened Yet’

U2’s Bono is not one to shay away from sharing his views on politics. So, during the band’s latest interview with Channel 4 News during their Las Vegas show at new ‘Sphere’ concert venue, the singer spoke about America’s unfulfilled idea in terms of freedom. He explained:

“Who’d have thought the word freedom would be up on trial. It’s really interesting moments, all of our life, all of our adult life the world was getting more free sorry since we were born basically. For the first time it’s going in reverse.”

He added that everyone thought that the world was evolving to greater freedom by adding:

“We always thought you know sexual politics were improving gender politics, race related everything like that so we’re definitely at some kind of existential crisis there too.”

Bono also pointed out that America will eventually emerge from the ‘low ebb.’ He expressed:

“But America is still the best idea. It is the best idea, it just hasn’t happened yet. I’m attracted to to freedom. I think it’s important that we demonstrate to the world what freedom looks like what freedom acts like. So I’ll bet on freedom and I bet that America comes back from what from this rather low ebb it is out of presently.”

Bono had also sat down with Zane Lowe for a chat with Apple Music where he spoke about their arrival to the U.S. The singer spoke about how they tried to discover America when the country itself had lost its identity. Bono said:

“…We came to America to look for America at a time America was looking for itself. America was trying to discover who it was in the 80s again. It got a bit lost, and so it was an amazing time to arrive in America…'”

You can watch U2’s latest interview with Channel 4 News and his interview with Zane Lowe below.