It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a U2 song that I’ve liked. And then they released Invisible.
Invisible is a one off single which was launched and given for free for 24 hours back during the Super Bowl. Part of a joint effort between the band, Bank of America and project (RED), it raised over $3m for AIDS research in the first day it was out, and all iTunes proceeds will continue to go to (RED).
And the song itself. It’s good. It’s solid. While it doesn’t really featured too well Edge’s guitar work, the dark electro sound and overall feel lends itself to their late 80’s/early 90’s period: the clean guitar is more Joshua Tree, but the synths skew more Achtung Baby. One can only hope that this is a preview of what will be on their 13th full length, scheduled later this year. Anything is better than How to Dismantle and Atomic Bomb.
So while I can’t fully say it’s new music you should love, it’s damn good, and the cause is good, so check it out.