I’m writing this as I listen to U2’s brand new release, “Invisible.” The song is available for download for FREE on iTunes now until 11:59pm EST on February 3rd. It’s a powerful and motivating song that is distinctively U2’s sound.
While this song will be included in a yet to be announced new album for U2, the band says this song should not be considered as the album’s first single. In an article on Rolling Stone, Bono says, “We have another song we’re excited about to kick off the album. This is just sort of a sneak preview — to remind people we exist.” As if we needed such a reminder!
“Invisible” is special as it will be featured in a Super Bowl ad today. The ad will highlight how the band has now joined forces with Bank of America as new partners for the RED campaign. This partnership is predicted to raise over $10 million to fight AIDS. According to the iTunes download page: Bank of America will contribute $1 per download up to $8 million to the Global fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria — the charitable recipient for (RED).
On Facebook there is an exclusive three-minute video about the creation of “Invisible” from lyrics to music. It’s a really cool insight into the evolution of the song.
U2 will be the first musical guest on Jimmy Fallon’s premiere episode of The Tonight Show. The February 17th show will also include Will Smith.
Watch U2’s (RED) Super Bowl ad:
Image Credit: Facebook, iTunes
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