Last night, Hunter Hayes debuted his new single, “Invisible,” on The Grammys telecast. Afterwards the twitterverse was afire, both with those who loved the song and the detractors who wrote that it’s not country. I, for one, don’t like to make a decision on a song after one listen. I prefer to really listen to a song a few times, taking in the lyrics and melody.
That said, sure, “Invisible” might not be 100% country, but a good song is a good song, and should be appreciated as such, regardless of the genre. No matter how you want to categorize it, Hunter Hayes definitely has a good song with “Invisible.”
“Invisible” was written by Hunter along with Bonnie Baker and Katrina Elam. The ballad starts out acoustically until it builds to include drums and electric guitar before going quiet again. “Invisible” is an inspirational, uplifting, emotional song about trying to find one’s place in the world and getting to the point where you can love yourself for who you are no matter what others say. It is a song for those who never seem to be accepted by others because they are seen as being different. It is a song for those who have been bullied either as children or adults (because let’s face it bullying doesn’t end in childhood). It is a powerful song that inspires courage, confidence and hope in the future. It is, simply, a good song.
“So your confidence is quiet
To them quiet looks like weakness
But you don’t have to fight it
Cause you’re strong enough to win without the war
Every heart has a rhythm,
Let yours beat out so loudly
That everyone can hear it, yeah,
Promise you don’t need to hide it anymore
Oh, and never be afraid of doing something different
Dare to be something more
Hear me out, there’s so much more to life than what you’re feeling now
Yeah, someday you’ll look back on all these days and all these pain is gonna be
Invisible It’ll be invisible”
The single is currently available for download HERE.