Hunter Hayes has gone on record with CBS, calling his new single “Invisible” the most personal song he’s written, and how nervous he was to debut it at this year’s Grammy telecast. Well, now that CMT has debuted the heart wrenching tune’s video, that personal nature is not only heard, but seen quite clearly.
“I always write about something pretty personal, [but] this sets a new standard for me,” he told Radio.com about his new song, which addresses being bullied and feeling like an outcast. “I didn’t go in to write this song necessarily, I went in to write something else. [Songwriters] Bonnie Baker, Katrina Elam and I ended up writing about how we all, in different ways, can relate to the message of being an outcast, being misunderstood, being… essentially bullied. I say that very carefully because I know there’s a lot of people who go through that on a much larger scale.”
He added, “In whatever way I can relate to it, the song is about that. It’s about disappearing among the crowd, not having a place to fit in, being different you know? Being a music geek in high school, middle school, [and] now, I’ve just now gotten comfortable with the fact that I can call myself a geek and be proud of it.”
For more of Hunter’s thoughts on this very personal video click here. To read about his forthcoming album Storyline, check out Annie Reuter of Radio.com’s detailed article here. Watch the “Invisible” below.