Earlier in the month we reported on some rumors that world-famous rockers U2 (a band almost equally as famous for their philanthropic work, spearheaded by front man Bono) were cooking up a surprise for viewers of Super Bowl XLVIII. We knew they had recorded a new song slated for airing during Super Bowl XLVIII… and that was just about all we knew.
Until now! It turns out that the band is up to their usual (wonderful) tricks: not only have they recorded an apparently excellent new song named “Invisible,” but they are also going to debut the song and its accompanying video during the biggest television event of the year and in concert with a noble cause!
For 24 hours after the debut of U2’s new song during the big game, it will be available as a free download on iTunes. And every time someone downloads “Invisible,” Bank of America will donate a dollar to the charity RED, which seeks to combat Malaria, Tuberculosis, and AIDS. Great music during the big game all for a good cause? It’s a triple win!
The song and video itself have been kept under tight wraps, so until Super Bowl Sunday, you’ll have to settle for an image of U2 bandmates Bono and The Edge announcing the debut and its accompanying philanthropic initiative in Davos, Switzerland: