This song was written by Brian Fairweather and Martin Page for their group Q-Feel, which had a club hit with "Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)
." Fairweather and Page, who are British, had planned to release more Q-Feel material, but when they came to Los Angeles to peddle their wares, they got gigs writing and performing on songs by Kim Carnes and Earth, Wind & Fire.
When they played "Invisible Hands" for Carnes, she loved it and asked to record it. The song had an experimental electronic feel that Carnes liked. Few American artists were using this sound, but Carnes was a very adventurous musician, scoring her biggest hit two years earlier with the very unusual "Bette Davis Eyes