Michael Stipe has released his second-ever solo single, 'Drive to the Ocean', on his 60th birthday.
The song was released on YouTube and other streaming platforms, along with a music video that Stipe himself directed. Stipe, who disbanded REM in 2011, has been teasing new music for some time now, releasing his first-ever solo single, 'Your Capricious Soul', just a couple of months ago.
It's too early to tell if an album is in the works or indeed if live dates are on the horizon, but for now, here's the single. Proceeds from the sale of the single goes to the charity Pathway To Paris, which brings together artists, musicians and activists to fight climate change.
Here's the video released on YouTube yesterday evening.