The Creation of Adam, Larry, The Edge and Bono

Rough collages - Yellow Series Vol. III

Personal work, 2018

The Creation of Adam is a fresco painting by Italian artist Michelangelo, part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. At the same time, U2's bassist name is Adam Clayton. You guessed it, I am that simple. This is just an Adam-game kind-of-thing.

Since we landed here, though, why don't we talk a little about the song that inspired me to make all this in the first place?

Lemon was released as the second single of the album Zooropa in September 1993. It's the fourth track of the album, preceded by one of my all-time favorite songs by the Irish band, Numb, which I (hopefully) will talk about on another occasion.

Back to Lemon.

I've always had a special connection with this song. That artificial, non-organic sound, and of course, Bono's falsetto dexterities arouse me in a way that I can't describe. Its weirdness makes me jump on the edge of my seat every time I listen to it.

If you are curious and want to enjoy it as much as I do, here are some recommendations:

Listen to it, preferably in a dark room or with your eyes closed and from a speaker. Lie down and let the imaginary yellowish acid light invade you for as long as the song lasts. For a longer-lasting experience, accompany the moment with some other magic songs like these ones.