Tyler, The Creator was more than displeased to learn that Apple had automatically uploaded U2’s new album, Songs of Innocence, on his phone. The new U2 album had been uploaded to roughly 500 million people with an iTunes account, free of cost.
Perhaps not the most reserved individual in the music industry, the 23-year-old rapper tweeted, “Get off my f****** phone. You couldn’t come up with an actual marketing idea? F*** @U2 I don’t want you. F*** Bono. I didn’t ask for you, I’m mad.”
He then added, “I did not you were on my phone. Its legit like waking up with a pimple or like a herpe idk I did know you were on my phone. What the f***.”
However, Tyler started to warm up to the mega marketing concept by Apple and U2.
“Wow its kinda sick that they are on people’s phone out of nowhere……Hmm….I kinda like the idea kinda……F*** Bono”
Before finally praising the U2 front man.
BONO IS BEAST GOT DAMN
— Tyler, The Creator (@f*cktyler) September 12, 2014
The album is U2’s first album in almost five years, since No Line On The Horizon, and was recorded with producers Danger Mouse, Flood, Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder. It features a tribute to The Clash, “This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now” as well as “Iris (Hold Me Close),” a song about Bono’s mother, who died when he was 14, while “Raised By Wolves” is about a car bombing in Dublin.
U2 announced their free album, Songs of Innocence, at the Apple’s launch of the new iPhone 6 after performing new song “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone).” The album will be available through iTunes exclusively until October 13.
Songs of Innocence has also influenced U2’s previous backlogs to make their way up the iTunes top 100 charts. Up to 17 of the band’s 27 previous albums have made their way up the chart.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, iTunes users voiced their frustration about what they thought was an aggressive marketing tactic. Apple had paid $100 million for the global marketing campaign for the U2 album in addition to an undisclosed fee to the Irish rock band.
U2’s Songs of Innocence received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 70, based on 18 reviews.
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