This song, to be honest, is a bit of an inside joke between me and my BFF, the wonderful Evelyn. Way back in 2007, whenever we wanted to be annoying or cute or whatever, we would start singing this song.
Of course, our version was a bit more aggressive than the Ashlee Simpson version. Whereas Ashlee sang the song as an anthem of survival (this was after the whole Saturday Night Live lip syncing thing), Evelyn and I turned it into a declaration of war. Now you’re saying you knew me when I was invisible? That was your first and final mistake, pendeja…
Of course, just as Evelyn and I were doing out own cover of Ashlee Simpson, Ashlee Simpson was doing a cover herself. Invisible was originally written and performed by Kira Leyden and Jeff Andrea of the Ohio-based band, Jaded Era.
As for the video of Ashlee’s version, it is mostly notable for having been directed by Marc Webb. Webb, of course, would go on to direct (500) Days of Summer*, the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movies, and Gifted. (I don’t care what anyone says. I like (500) Days of Summer.) The video was inspired by Million Dollar Baby and was shot on the same set as that film.