Invisible

Album: single release only (2011)
Charted: 63

Songfacts®:

  • Holly Brook Hafermann, (born February 23, 1986), better known by her stage name Skylar Grey, is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Hafermann was originally signed to Linkin' Park's Machine Shop Records under the name Holly Brook after guitarist Brad Delson heard her demo tape and in 2005 she was a vocalist on Fort Minor's #4 Hot 100 hit "Where'd You Go." (The group was a side project of Linkin Park rapper Michael Shimoda). The following year Haferman released her debut album, Like Blood Like Honey before maintaining a low profile for a few years. By 2010 she had changed her stage name to Skylar Grey and had signed a production deal on producer Alex da Kid's Wonderland Music imprint. Hafermann returned to the public attention when she was a guest vocalist on a couple of hit singles, Dr Dre's "I Need a Doctor" and Diddy-Dirty Money's "Coming Home." She also received a Grammy nomination for writing the chorus to Eminem's hit single with Rihanna, "Love The Way You Lie."
  • This is the first single and title track from her debut album, under her Skylar Grey moniker. The song was produced by Alex Da Kid and written by the singer with Rob Thomas and finds her crooning about being unnoticed and ignored. It was released to radio on June 16, 2011.
  • Grey told Billboard magazine why she chose to release this vulnerable track as the lead single from her Invinsible album. "It's the very beginning of the story that I'm telling on this album, so chronologically, it makes sense to release that part of my story first" she explained. "I was depressed and broke and had nobody around and was feeling invisible to the world. That's what that song's about, that very first step… and so, within the album, you go on that journey of how I became invincible, and I think it's gonna be a story that a lot of people can relate to."
  • It was Marilyn Manson who suggested titling the album "Invinsible" to communicate Grey's journey from being invisible to invincible. The shock rocker guests on her track "Can't Haunt Me."

    Grey later announced that she was changing the album title to Don't Look Down and that this single would not appear on the record.

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