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U2 and Kendrick Lamar are becoming frequent collaborators and as odd as the pairing may sound. Kendrick returns the favor to Bono and crew the Irish rockers appeared on Kendrick’s DAMN. album cut “XXX.” K. Dot delivers a spoken word outro on U2’s “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” And now we’ve got this third collaboration called “American Soul.”

The track feels like an alternate version of “XXX”; Bono repeats the refrain, “It’s not a place, this country is to me a sound of drum and bass, you close your eyes to look around.” While Kendrick pops up with a brief appearance during the intro. Bono and Kendrick have a little more in common than you think, both being deeply interested in world problems and having close ties with Interscopes Jimmy Iovine, don’t be surprised if a full length project comes next.

Listen below…