U2 shot video footage for its forthcoming single, ‘Electrical Storm’ on a French Beach in Eze, near singer Bono’s home there last week.
According to an eyewitness report posted on U2France.com, Bono and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. were both dressed in black, with Larry standing at the edge of a tub filled with water and a bathing mermaid. Scenes were also shot of the mermaid on a garden swing.
The Irish Echo newspaper identified the mermaid as 25 year old actress Samantha Morton, who co-starred with Tom Cruise and Colin Farrell in the film ‘Minority Report’ as a futuristic oracle.
Recorded in Dublin, London, and France, ‘Electrical Storm’ is one of the new tracks slated for U2’s ‘Greatest Hits’ 1990-2000 collection, scheduled for release on DVD and CD in November.