Hunter Hayes Releases New Video for ‘Invisible’
Hunter Hayes held nothing back in the video for his latest single, 'Invisible.'
Hayes begins by singing in a desolate gas station, before the video cuts to a child being bullied in school. While Hayes sings, the video offers glimpses into the lives of several other hurting people, including a little boy unsuccessfully looking for food in his sparse apartment, a girl who is taunted with wads of paper in school, a woman feeling uncomfortable with her boss, and a mother unable to reach her child.
As the scenes flash, Hayes sings, "Hear me out / There's so much more to life than what you're feeling now / Someday you'll look back on all these days / And all this pain is gonna be invisible."
The 22-year-old, who debuted the song at the 2014 Grammy Awards earlier this year, says he wrote the song out of his own personal experience.
"I was a total geek, I was a total nerd, and you know, I still am, and I'm proud of that," he tells 'Entertainment Tonight.' "But it took me a while to realize that it's OK to be proud of that, right? Because in that time and period of my life, if you didn't fit in, what else was there? Fortunately for me I had incredible parents, I had an incredible support system, musicians around me, and that showed me that there was hope -- that there was maybe something else I could look forward to."
Hayes will have plenty of opportunity to perform the song. He is attempting to break the Guinness Book of World Records, currently held by the Flaming Lips, for the most shows played in 24 hours. But the singer-songwriter isn't doing it for his own notoriety. Hayes is doing it as part of his 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger. Through each of his 10 scheduled shows, he will bring awareness to the epidemic of childhood hunger, through his partnership with ConAgra and their Child Hunger Ends Here program.
Hayes will kick off his 24-hour marathon performance schedule with a stop at 'Good Morning America' at 8AM ET on May 9. He will then head to Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Jersey, before wrapping up with a show in Pennsylvania at 5AM.
The 10 shows fall in the middle of his We're Not Invisible Tour, which includes Danielle Bradbery and Dan + Shay as his opening acts. See the complete list of dates, including his 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger performances, here.