|Single by Duran Duran|
|Released||19 May 2021|
About the Song
"Invisible" was the first single to be released from the DD #15 album: Future Past.
Initially to be released in April alongside a DD40 retrospecting on BBC Radio 2, the launch was postponed due to the death of UK Royal Prince Philip on the 9th of April.
Simon said the song is about a relationship; where one person is not being heard; and feels invisible. He later suggested that certain lines (No vote, No blame/Voiceless Crowd) referenced a political feeling in the UK, in the wake of the global pandemic.
In the early part of 2021 (perhaps Feb/March), the band team up with a company called Nested Minds; who studied under Neuroscientist Karl Friston, and created 'Huxley' - a creative AI that exists in the cloud. Providing with the lyrics, pictures, music and other information about the band, Huxley got to work dreaming the video for Invisible; resonating smeared images with distorted footage, and band members singing the song - which they shot on an i-phone. The video was created entirely by Huxley and was "untouched by human hands". (YouTube).
"Huxley" has a thinking mode and a dreaming mode; making this the first Dreamt Music Video in history. It is the very first collaboration of its kind, between artists in different planes of existence.
“INVISIBLE” was mixed with an immersive #360RA experience in mind; scientifically optimised for use with headphones.
"Invisible" did not enter the UK Singles Chart, as it wasn't eligible due to being a download. The song peaked at number 44 on the UK Singles Downloads Chart.
Duran Duran are:
- Huxley was developed by Nested Minds Solutions
- Producers: Collector Productions, Wendy Laister, and Linc Gasking
- Editor: Marcus Eriksson
(Invisible invisible invisible invisible) (Shy one) Walking by the wall (Shy one) The Shadows will not fall (Shy one) Is silently ignored (Quiet one) Discouraged by the noise (Quiet one) Living without choice (Quiet one) Is a life without a voice When you can't even say... my name Has the memory gone? Are you feeling numb? Go on call... my name I can't play this game, so I ask again Will you say... my name? Has the memory gone? Are you feeling numb? Or have I become invisible? (Sky light) The dreamers wish away (Hindsight) Is falling on my face (Highlights) The shape of my disgrace When you don't hear a word... I say As the talking goes, it's a one-way flow No fault... no blame Has the memory gone? Are you feeling numb? And have I become invisible? (Invisible invisible invisible invisible) And no one hears a word... they say Has the memory gone? Are you feeling numb? Not a word... they say But a voiceless crowd isn't backing down When the air... turns red With their loaded... hesitation Can you say... my name? Has the memory gone? Are you feeling numb? Have we all become invisible?