A few weeks ago we told you about U2′s “Winter,” an original track from Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers.” Today we’re happy to feature the tune as we have a number of other contenders in the race for Best Original Song.
“Winter” was conceived originally for the film. Confusion has popped up as to whether that was the case, what with the tune accompanying the Irish band’s album “No Line on the Horizon” in conjunction with an Anton Corbijn short film. But when Sheridan set about making “Brothers,” he in fact asked his old friends to cook something up for the film.
In my opinion, it’s bottom-tier U2, full of a number of ideas that form a menagerie more than a cohesive song. The lyrics are a bit too on the nose for my taste, too, but they’re clearly written for the narrative of the film. The song comes in at the end of the film, over the credits, so it could be a tough sell for those reasons.
Have a listen below and tell us what you think.