Yesterday afternoon, U2 dropped “Invisible” into the iTunes Music Store. The track is available for a free download until 11:59pm ET tonight with Bank of America donating $1 to Project (RED) each time someone takes it.
It’s a bit krautrock-ish to start before settling into something more familiar. I think it’s okay, but definitely not top-notch U2 material. A big, soaring stadium-filling chorus is missing relegating it to the status of album track. (Additional analysis can be found here and here.)
But before you listen, note that this is NOT the first single from U2’s still-untitled next album due in June. It’s (a) a charity thing; and (b) “a sneak preview–to remind people we exist” (Bono to USA Today).