Irish band U2. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) ( Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

A famous Irish rock band U2 chose Israeli graffiti artists to create an animated video for a new song, including an introduction by a Grammy-winning American rapper, with parts set in Haifa.

In an opportunity of a lifetime, Haifa-based graffiti art group Broken Fingaz created an animated video of the lyrics for “American Soul,” a new song by celebrated Dublin rock band U2 and seven-time Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar. They did it in only seven days!

“This is pretty surreal, a week ago we got a phone call from Universal, saying U2 wanted us to create an animation lyric video for their new song ‘American Soul’  with an intro by Kendrick Lamar and they needed it ready in 7 days. We weren’t sure if it was even possible but of course we said yes. As we are all in different places at the moment, we shot it in Haifa, London and Rajasthan,” Broken Fingaz stated.

The Israeli graffiti artists “teamed up with Adme the genius who we worked with for most of our videos, and shot it all in an intense four days… Hope you enjoy.”