Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello explained how The Edge used the U2 song ‘Love Is Blindness’ to reflect his broken emotional state.

On November 18, 1991, U2 released their seventh studio album’ Achtung Baby.’ Considering its theme, the album is rather darker and introspective than the band’s other album. Following the release, ‘Achtung Baby’ became a huge success and became one of U2’s most successful records.

The song ‘Love Is Blindness’ appeared on this album as its twelfth and final track. Written by Bono, the song describes a failed romance using several metaphors. During the recordings of ‘Achtung Baby,’ the Edge separated from his wife, so he had a chance to express his feelings with ‘Love Is Blindness.’

Besides, this incident also affected Bono while he was writing the song’s lyrics. According to the musician, the Edge had a cathartic moment during the final guitar solo of ‘Love Is Blindness,’ and he even snapped several guitar strings while recording the song.

In a previous interview with Tom Morello, the Edge admitted that he cried while playing the solo of ‘Love Is Blindness’ down in his basement. Speaking to Guitar World, Morello also expressed his feelings about the song ‘Love Is Blindness’ and touched upon its impact on the Edge.

In the interview, Tom Morello stated that one of his favorite Edge moments is his guitar playing on ‘Love Is Blindness.’ He said that Edge’s playing was deeply emotional, and he realized that Edge reflected his broken emotional state in the first solo after noticing his awkward and absentmindedly guitar playing.

Commenting on the Edge’s guitar playing on ‘Love Is Blindness,’ Tom Morello told Guitar World the following:

“The Edge has challenged conceptions of what an electric guitar should sound like – and constantly pushed the boundaries of what an electric guitar can sound like. One of my favorite Edge moments is on ‘Love Is Blindness’ on ‘Achtung Baby.’

Apparently recorded in the midst of a rending divorce, Edge’s playing is deeply emotional and sonically confrontational. The song has two very different solo sections. When I first heard it, I was blown away by the second solo, a passionate machine-gun flamenco assault.

The first solo, on the other hand, sounded like someone had made a horrible mistake and left the tape running while Edge absentmindedly played a few disjointed notes (maybe left-handed?) and then kinda stopped and dribbled another couple of notes awkwardly across the remaining bars. I later realized this was the genius solo on the track, capturing the artist’s broken emotional state in a way no traditional solo could.”

You can listen to U2’s ‘Love Is Blind’ below.