With great production values come U2's most hideous songwriting: first song from Spider-Man musical!S

U2 previewed the first song from their Spider-Man musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark this morning, and...wow. It's much, much worse than we'd feared. Did you know if you fly too high, you can get too close to the sun?

That's star Reeve Carney singing "Boy Falls From The Sky," with his band, Carney. He seems like a great singer, and has the right amount of emo charisma to play a singing Peter Parker — but the song? Yeesh. This is making Rent look like an all-time classic. Really, U2? Really?

Update: Via MTV, here's a first look at the costume designs for the Green Goblin and the new villain, Swiss Miss:

With great production values come U2's most hideous songwriting: first song from Spider-Man musical!S

[via Rolling Stone]