After teasing her “Invisible” video with a handful of stills, Skylar Grey unveiled the dramatic Jay Martin-directed clip today. In it, the Women About To Pop-featured artist steps onto a steel beam suspended over a city street, walks into traffic and then ultimately sets herself ablaze with a lighter. This isn’t your usual “Firework”/“Who Says” feel-good video. Watch below.
“I wanted it to be Peter Parker by day meets Spiderman by night. An everyday kid, who isn’t really that cool but there’s something else going on, that people don’t know about,” Skylar said in a statement while explaining “Invisible,” which she wrote while living in the Oregon wilderness. “That’s kind of the journey that I went on. I discovered that my insecurities and my flaws were things that I actually need to embrace, and I let them become my superpowers.”
Given the personal (and relatable) subject matter, Alex Da Kid’s infectious hip hop beat and the song’s sure-to-be-controversial music video, we can certainly picture “Invisible” garnering enough buzz to finally push Skylar through to solo star status.
“Invisible” is a single off Grey’s forthcoming LP Invinsible, which is now due out sometime in 2012.
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