A nice new tune from R.E.M.’s upcoming album Collapse into Nowlast month’s debut of ‘Discoverer’. Michael Stipe says the song is about New Orleans:
It’s a very quiet and very meditative song dedicated to New Orleans — about New Orleans. Jacknife [Lee] is great as a producer, because he saw that we were struggling with what is a very quiet song. We were standing really far away from each other in the room, and it was hard not only to actually physically hear each other, but it felt dispersed. He brought us into the middle, and instantly, of course, the song worked.
REM will release their 15th studio album Collapse into Now in March 2011. Pre-order it on iTunes where an instant gratification track will be available – ‘It Happened Today’.