"We have been listening to the first three Police albums – realising that these records are minimum masterpieces. It's an influence on our album Songs of Innocence. But I think it's gonna be even more of an influence on our next record Songs of Experience."
- Bono, 2016
did you know
Much of the Boy album's lyrics focus on thoughts and frustrations of adolescence. Some songs, including "I Will Follow", focus on the death of Bono's mother when he was 13.