"The album doesn't seem to have any physical place that it's centred in. Instead, to me the songs feel like overheard conversations. It's like a movie that opens in he middle of a scene. You're brought immediately into the action." - Bono on Pop
The song 'Heartland' is a homage to America and in particular the Missisippi delta that was the birth of the blues that Bono was getting interested in at the time.