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Invisible
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Single by Duran Duran
Released 19 May 2021
Format Download
Genre Pop
Length 3:11 minutes
Label iTunes Store
Writer Duran Duran
Producer Duran Duran
Duran Duran

"Invisible" is an official Duran Duran single, released via online download, 19th 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.

Music Video[]

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.

Charts[]

"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.

Personnel[]

Duran Duran are:


Video Credits[]

  • Huxley was developed by Nested Minds Solutions
  • Producers: Collector Productions, Wendy Laister, and Linc Gasking
  • Editor: Marcus Eriksson

Lyrics[]

(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?
DURAN DURAN
Simon Le BonNick RhodesJohn TaylorRoger Taylor
Andy TaylorWarren CuccurulloSterling Campbell
DISCOGRAPHY
ALBUMS

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COMPILATIONS and EPs

CarnivalDecade: Greatest HitsGreatestNight Versions: The Essential Duran DuranStrange BehaviourSingles Box Set 1981-1985Singles Box Set 1986-1995From Mediterranea With Love

SINGLES

"Planet Earth" • "Careless Memories" • "Girls on Film" • "My Own Way" • "Hungry Like the Wolf" • "Save a Prayer" • "Rio"• "Is There Something I Should Know?" • "Union of the Snake" • "New Moon on Monday" • "The Reflex" • "The Wild Boys" • "A View to a Kill" • "Notorious" • "Skin Trade" • "Meet El Presidente" • "I Don't Want Your Love" • "All She Wants Is" • "Do You Believe in Shame?" • "Burning the Ground" • "Violence of Summer (Love's Taking Over)" • "Serious" • "Ordinary World" • "Come Undone" • "Too Much Information" • "Perfect Day" • "White Lines" • "Out of My Mind" • "Electric Barbarella" • "Someone Else Not Me" • "(Reach Up for The) Sunrise" • "What Happens Tomorrow" • "Nice" • "Falling Down • "All You Need Is Now • "Girl Panic! • "Leave A Light On • "Pressure Off" • "Five Years" • "Invisible" • "More Joy" • "Anniversary"

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