On Super Bowl Sunday U2 released “Invisible,” a song from their Danger Mouse-produced 13th studio album. It is not the first single, but “a sneak preview — to remind people we exist,” according to Bono. “Invisible” debuted at #27 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, which doesn’t sound that impressive, but based on the fact that a day and a half of free iTunes downloads of the track raised more than $3 million for the Global Fund, I think we can call it a success. The song’s video — a dynamic live performance shot by Mark Romanek in Santa Monica last month — was previewed in that Super Bowl commercial, and now the complete clip is now available. It’s no “Where The Streets Have No Name,” but it’s better than “Red Hill Mining Town.” Bono crowdsurfs in it.
U2 will be the first musical guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday and they’ll perform at the Oscars on 3/2. The album’s rumored for a summer release.