U2's New Song 'Invisible' Now Available for Free Download on iTunes
Irish rock band U2 debuted their newest song "Invisible" during an ad from (RED) and Bank of America which aired during Sunday's Super Bowl XlVIII. (Watch it here!) The group announced on Twitter today that the song is currently available for free download on iTunes posting: "Invisible" is FREE on iTunes NOW. The #NewU2Song to help @RED in the fight against AIDS. (Exp. 11/59 EST 2/3) http://smarturl.it/Connect4Red
The Danger Mouse-produced song's release coincides with the band's partnership with (RED), through which Bank of America will donate $1 for every song downloaded to the Global Fund, which works to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and was co-founded by U2 frontman Bono.
Bono explained to USA Today that the song is not the first single from the band's upcoming 13th studio album. "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." He added that "Invisible was "the first one we finished" and that the band hopes to release their new album by the summer.
Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals),Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals, highlighted by The Edge's timbrally varied guitar sounds and Bono's expressive vocals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.
U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the all-time best-selling music artists, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" and has labelled them the "Biggest Band in the World". Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, and The Edge's Music Rising.
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