U2’s Sleek ‘Invisible’ Video Is Now Entirely Visible
Let the Importance wash over you
U2 offered a minute-long glimpse of their “Invisible” music video during the snooze-fest that was Super Bowl XLVIII, and now the arena-rock giants have unveiled the full clip. Directed by Mark Romanek, the black-and-white visual captures a highly stylized (and heavy on the leather) performance by U2, who played their first show in four years this past January. Bono is, of course, a master at holding the camera and making audience members feel as though they matter, and Romanek smartly works to that strength. The track, produced by Danger Mouse, also finds the Dublin foursome doing what they do best: soaring choruses meet big-hearted platitudes.
Between the “There is no them / There’s only us” lyric and Bono holding hands with crowd members, the song and video ooze generosity — fitting, considering that by offering “Invisible” as a free download for 36 hours earlier this month, the band and Bank of America raised more than $3 million for the (RED) Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
Watch the video above, and purchase “Invisible” (it now costs $1.29) over at iTunes. The new anthem is U2’s first song since last year’s Oscar-nominated Nelson Mandela tribute “Ordinary Love,” and is expected to feature on the foursome’s upcoming 13th studio album, the follow-up to 2009’s No Line on the Horizon.