U2 released their 14th album “Songs of Experience” today on December 1, 2017. Since Bono & The Edge have combined to write countless hit songs, its fitting that the album cover photo combines two of their kids. The photo taken by the band’s long-time photographer Anton Corbijn, depicts Bono’s son Eli and the Edge’s daughter Sian holding hands.
Bono’s son Elijah Hewson was born on August 17, 1999 and has a band of his own called Inhaler. Some websites state his full birth name as Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q Hewson. I will look into that to confirm it…
Sian Beatrice Evans, was born in Los Angeles in 1997. Her photo from the same cover photo session is also featured on the U2 “You’re The Best Thing About Me” single.
Here’s a pretty cool outtake of the cover photo session of Eli & Sian.
The wonder if the military helmet worn by Sian is a nod the photo below used on the U2 The Best of 1980-1990 of the same kid Peter Rowan that was used on the album covers of early U2 albums “War” & “Boy”. Click the link or photo below to read about those classic album covers.