After invading millions of users' iTunes accounts, U2 are preparing for the physical release of their latest studio album, 'Songs of Innocence.' To make sure they stay on fans' radars, today (Sept. 26) they unveiled the new album cover, which you can see above.

The stirring black-and-white photo features Larry Mullen Jr. "protecting" his 18-year-old son, and as the band's official website states, "resonates with the band's iconic 1979 debut album 'Boy' -- and the album 'War,' four years later."

In addition to the album comparisons, Bono says, "We've always been about community in U2, about family and friends. 'Songs Of Innocence' is the most intimate album we've ever made. With this record we were looking for the raw, naked and personal, to strip everything back."

The physical edition of 'Songs of Innocence' will be released on Oct. 13 as a single CD, deluxe double-CD and a white, 180-gram double-LP. Get details here.

'Songs Of Innocence' -- "Get on the guitar, grab the microphone ... "

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