Kygo Teases U2 Collaboration at Cloud 9 Festival
Billboard by Gil Kaufman (2016-08-22)
Norwegian artist Kygo had kind of a major weekend. On Sunday (Aug. 22), he helped close the 2016 Rio Olympics with a glittering, rain-soaked performance of “Carry Me” with singer Julia Michaels. But that was only one of the big things he did over the past 48 hours.
According to reports, the night before at the Cloud 9 Festival at Norway’s Bergenhus Castle & Fortress he unveiled a huge collaboration during his set: a midtempo groover called “The Best Thing” featuring vocals none other than U2 singer Bono. “You’re the best thing about me/ The best thing that ever happened, oh boy/ You’re the best thing about me/ I’m the kind of trouble that you enjoy,” Bono sings on the chorus.
The song can be heard in this fan recording.