Invisible Light

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"Invisible Light"
Single by Scissor Sisters
from the album Night Work
Released August 15, 2010 (2010-08-15)
Format CD single, 12", Digital download
Genre Synthpop, electropop, nu-disco
Length 6:14
Writer(s) Babydaddy, Jake Shears, Ana Matronic,
Producer(s) Stuart Price
Scissor Sisters singles chronology
"Any Which Way"
"Invisible Light"
"Only the Horses"

"Invisible Light" is a song by American band Scissor Sisters, serving as the third and final single from their third studio album Night Work. The track, which features guest vocals by actor Sir Ian McKellen,[1] was what lead singer Jake Shears felt should have been the first single released for Night Work, even after going with "Fire with Fire".[2]

Music video[edit]

The video for "Invisible Light" features a woman having a series of nightmares. She sees herself being dragged into the woods by a group of men, sleeping in a boat on a river, and attending her own funeral. The song itself was cut down from its 6-minute album length into a radio edit of 4 minutes in length, and features the vocals of Sir McKellen spoken through an actor portraying a hypnotist.[3] The bands' members describe the video as "a magical trip down the rabbit hole".[4] The video is inspired by the nightmares of Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby and Catherine Deneuve in Belle de jour. Liz Taylor's version of Cleopatra also appears as a character of the video.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Invisible Light" (Boys Noize Remix) 7:24
2. "Invisible Light" (Stuart Price US 12" Mix) 7:25
3. "Invisible Light" (Siriusmo Remix) 4:32


  1. ^ Copsey, Robert (June 23, 2010). "Scissor Sisters hope for McKellen duet". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Copsey, Robert (December 8, 2010). "Scissor Sisters 'regret single choice'". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Copsey, Robert (December 13, 2010). "Scissor Sisters premiere new music video". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ Copsey, Robert (December 21, 2010). "Scissor Sisters thank fans for tour". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 22, 2012.