U2 – Invisible – Super Bowl 2014
U2 Invisible (Super Bowl) Mastered by Pete Maher.
At first, the single itself seems surprisingly modest. Sleek and tight, built on a perky drum machine and bass synth rhythm, it mixes pulsing Kraftwerk electro and chugging pop rock guitars with an initially understated and very Eighties retro feel. The chorus surges in a manner reminiscent of their early hit New Year’s Day but the band seem almost at pains not to get too grandiose, aiming instead for a kind of insistent, earworm poppiness. It is certainly not the kind of stadium scale anthem fans (and, indeed, detractors) have come to expect but the hookline reveals its ambition. Bono twists the modest title by insisting “I am not Invisible” and it is fair to assume we will be hearing a lot more of U2 in the year to come. (Neil McCormick).
Another Pete Maher U2 Master.