Michael Stipe has waited too long a time to release a solo single. Now, finally, here’s “Your Capricious Soul” from the REM bandleader.
You can download it for free at michaelstipe.com or pay 77 cents as a charitable donation to Extinction Rebellion. Then you get the download, along with master-quality audio version of the song, the video, Stipe’s lyric document, a print-ready poster, stencil and an animated flip-book portrait.
The video is made by Sam Taylor-Johnson, director of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Nowhere Boy,” and the forthcoming “A Million Little Pieces” movie based on the book by professional liar James Frey.
As for Stipe, is this the first taste of an album? Please, please, please let’s hope so. I’m posting all this instead of the new horrendous piece of shite by people called Dan and Shay, and Justin Bieber.