U2's new song, "You're the Best Thing About Me," not only has a regular music video, it now has a short film.
Filmmaker Tatia Pilieva created a short documentary about love and separation featuring a newlywed military couple, high school sweethearts, a Syrian refugee family in Greece and a young couple from Mexico City. The film follows each couple for the final 24 hours they are together before one partner has to leave. And "You're the Best Thing About Me" provides the soundtrack.
Tatia says, "The key for me is that when these people are saying goodbye, they are still very much in love. I didn't want to film a bunch of breakups. I didn't want to put that into the world. I wanted to put out something positive. Yes, it's positively heartbreaking, but there's love all over it."
The song, off the forthcoming U2 album Songs of Experience, was written by Bono as a love letter to his longtime wife Ali.