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U2's new album Songs of Innocence will be available physically in a couple weeks, and the band is teasing the release by sharing the record's official cover art. 

It features a black-and-white image of drummer Larry Mullen Jr. embracing his 18-year-old son, and is meant to reflect the new songs and their inspiration in the Irish rockers' early years as teenagers in Dublin. 

The cover also mirrors the images on U2's debut album Boy and their third studio effort War, which both feature photos of a child's face.  Bono explains that the band has always been about family and friends, and Songs of Innocence is their most intimate album yet. 



U2's new album is still available for free on iTunes, but that deal ends when Songs of Innocence is released physically on October 14th.  It will be available as a single CD and as a deluxe two-disc edition, which features acoustic versions of six of the album's songs and four bonus tracks.