The new single, from Irish singer-songwriter Susan O’Neill, alias SON.
A video, filmed live at Brooklyn Bridge, in an impromptu session.
Writes rock-journo veteran Olaf Tyaransen:
One of Hot Press magazine’s ‘Hot for 2017’ picks SON (aka Susan O’Neill) was in New York for some Propeller Palms shows this week. During an afternoon photo-shoot by the iconic Brooklyn Bridge on Friday, she decided to perform an impromptu acoustic version of ‘Only Animals’, one of the standout tracks from her acclaimed debut solo album, Found Myself Lost.
Reached over two-thousand views in under 24 hours on Facebook, no less.
On Friday morning I sent Bono an email with a link to Susan;s video , which was filmed by Rowan Stokes in the Hot Press offices to mark the 30th anniversary of ‘The Joshua Tree’.I included Susan O Neill’s contact details, but didn’t bother mentioning to her that I’d sent it.
U2 are currently in New York, recording and rehearsing for their forthcoming album and tour, and I figured he’d probably be far too busy to be checking his inbox….
…Yesterday afternoon, he sent a really lovely message to “black eyed Susan”, telling her that her version of his song “took me aback in its simplicity and power… stark and still until it wasn’t.”
He went on to say that it was “great unfucked up work on a fucked up song,” before signing off with, “Your fan, Bono.”