Bono Says “Invisible” Won’t Be First Single from New U2 Album, Which Band Hopes to Have Ready by Summer


On Sunday, U2 will introduce its new song “Invisible” in a commercial promoting a new partnership between the (RED) charity and Bank of America that will air during Super Bowl 48.  The song also will be made available as a free digital download at iTunes from Sunday at 6 p.m. ET until Monday at 11:59 p.m. ET.

As previously reported, for every track downloaded, Bank of America will donate $1 — up to a total of $2 million — to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  What appears to be a snippet of the song, which features the chanted lyrics “There is no them, there’s only us,” can be heard now in a teaser clip for the ad that can be viewed at and at the band’s official YouTube channel.

Speaking about the charity initiative in a new USA Today interview, Bono notes, “We’re taking all the energy around the Super Bowl and interest in what U2′s doing and flipping it into the fight against HIV AIDS.”

Meanwhile, the singer says “Invisible” won’t be the first single from the band’s long-in-the-works upcoming studio album.

“We have another song we’re excited about to kick off the album,” he reports.  “This is just sort of a sneak preview — to remind people we exist.”