Invisible (Jaded Era Song)
"Invisible" is a song written by Kira Leyden and Jeff Andrea, members of the Ohio-based unsigned alternative rock/pop band Jaded Era, and recorded for the band's second album Invisible (2003). It was covered by pop rock singer Ashlee Simpson for the re-release of her second album I Am Me, and was released as the album's third single in 2006.
Andrea wrote the song's riff when he was seventeen years old and recorded it on a cassette tape, while Leyden said she wrote its lyrics on her hands during a lonely day at college; after completing the song together, they commented "There was always something special about it". Leyden has frequently said "everyone has felt completely invisible once in their lifetime, and sometimes it's just you against the world", and that the song's lyrics paralleled the band's status as independent and unsigned. Leyden and Andrea have also called it "the cornerstone for this band and where we come from", and it was produced by Tim Patalan.
The music video for Jaded Era's version of "Invisible" was directed by Dave Greene and members of the band, and produced on a US$300 budget. It comprises footage of the band performing the song intercut with black-and-white clips of a homeless man, a bullied school student, a hitch-hiker and a drug addict.
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