Steve Earle Brings the “Invisible” Into Focus

Steve Earle sings from the point of view of New York City’s homeless population in his new video for “Invisible.” It’s a striking piece of film that will probably stir feelings of regret in anyone who has walked by a hungry person on living on the street. Countless numbers of people pass by the video’s disheveled main character, even as he shivers uncontrollably in plain sight. At times it can be hard to watch. One scene that shows the man eating out of the trash is particularly disturbing. But that juxtaposition of such misery with carefree affluence is just what Earle seems to be after. The track comes from the album The Low Highway, arriving April 16. Watch the world premiere of Steve Earle’s “Invisible.”

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