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Maybe you watched the Super Bowl and cried out of sheer joy when the Seahawks won (yeah, I totally didn’t do that either — shut up). Maybe you watched the Super Bowl for the celebrity-laden commercials because you don’t know what on earth a safety is — frankly the only thing safe about football, in your opinion, is sitting at least 15 rows back in the stands. Maybe you only watched it to mooch free beer and onion dip off your friends. Maybe you didn’t watch the Super Bowl at all. Why should you care anyway? It’s not like LA has an NFL team.

That’s okay. Whatever you did Sunday, I’ll validate your life choices. I just want you to know that if you did skip the game or were too drunk to remember it, you missed the return of U2.

Amid the ridiculous commercial antics of the Muppets, Jerry Seinfeld, and all the rest was a little commercial featuring U2. The commercial gave a taste of the band’s newest single off their forthcoming thirteenth studio album (the first under new manager Guy Oseary).

The simplistic commercial was filmed in black and white and features the band on stage playing to a packed stadium crowd. A blistering light show illuminates the stage behind the band while they perform their new track, “Invisible.” The straightforward song features trademark The Edge guitar, while the chorus brings together a union of voices for a banding of spirit — that uplifting, healing spirit that has made U2 a cross-cultural musical attache. It is a feeling that Bono is so great at injecting into all his philanthropic endeavors. Speaking of which…

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U2’s new album isn’t due out until this summer, but you can get a sneak peek while supporting a great cause now. As a partnership with the organization (RED) and Bank of America, you can download “Invisible” for free on iTunes through 11:59pm tonight, and for each download, Bank of America will donate $1 (up to $2 million) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Great music and a great cause.

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