Michael Stipe releases second solo single 'Drive to the Ocean'
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Michael Stipe shares new collaboration with The National’s Aaron Dessner

Michael Stipe has shared a new demo track in collaboration with Aaron Dessner of The National.

The song, entitled ‘No Time for Love Like Now’, was performed by Stipe who keep his introduction to the track brief: “First take! A new song with Aaron Dessner,” he said in the accompanying caption.

He added: “This is the demo track. Echoing Love xxx Michael.”

The new track, which was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, sees Stipe deliver a number of evoking lyrics as he sings: “No time for crazy/No time for arguments/No time for love like now.”

See Stipe’s performance, below.

Eight years after the split of R.EM., Michael Stipe has released his first ever solo material with his latest single ‘Your Capricious Soul’.

‘Your Capricious Soul’, his debut single, has been made exclusively to order through the musician’s own official website for the price of 77 cents. 

“I took a long break from music, and I wanted to jump back in. I love ‘Your Capricious Soul’ – it’s my first solo work,” Stipe said in a statement. “I want to add my voice to this exciting shift in consciousness. Extinction Rebellion gave me the incentive to push the release and not wait. 

“Our relationship to the environment has been a lifelong concern, and I now feel hopeful—optimistic, even. I believe we can bring the kind of change needed to improve our beautiful planet earth, our standing and our place on it.”

Stream the track, below with a video created by filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson.

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