Free U2 Download Benefits AIDS Charity
February 3, 2014


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On Sunday, U2 unleashed the new song "Invisible" and made it available for free download via iTunes. Bank of America has promised to give one dollar for each download of the track to (RED), the organization Bono co-founded in 2006 to help fight AIDS. The bank plans to contribute up to $2 million through 11:59 p.m. EST Monday night, at which time the song will be removed from iTunes. (RED)'s charitable recipient will be the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. That organization provides HIV and AIDS treatment, as well as testing and prevention services, to people in the world's poorest countries.

A video for "Invisible" was shot by director Mark Romanek (Johnny Cash's "Hurt," Nine Inch Nails' "Closer") and a 60-second clip of the video was shown during Sunday night's Super Bowl. The song, as well as much of U2's forthcoming album, is produced by Danger Mouse. Bono explained to USA Today that the song is not the first single from the band's upcoming 13th album, which is expected to come out sometime this year.

"We have another song we're excited about to kick off the album," Bono said. "This is just sort of a sneak preview — to remind people we exist." He added that the track
was chosen because "it's the first one we finished," and the band has "lots and lots of songs" compiled, but they will continue to work on the album "for a couple of months. We want it to come out this summer, but you don't want to let anyone down."

Check out the clip of U2's new video below:





 
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