"City Of Blinding Lights began as an outake from Pop. To us, it was an homage to Scott Walker. The working title was Scott Walker."
- Adam, Blender Magazine 2004
did you know
The title of the song Hawkmoon 269 came from a place U2 passed by during the Conspiracy of Hope tour called Hawkmoon. The number 269 stands for the amount of mixes the song needed before it was ready, it took the band three weeks to record.