Former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe performed a pair of new songs during a short opening set for Patti Smith at New York City’s Webster Hall on Thursday, performing the electronics-backed “Your Capricious Soul” and “Drive to the Ocean” with Andy LeMaster of Now It’s Overhead.

Stipe apparently debuted the two songs at a benefit concert in New York last month, according to These new compositions follow a song called “Future, If Future” that Stipe shared on Instagram last year.

It’s not yet known if Stipe is working on his first post-R.E.M. solo project.

Watch the full performances of the two new songs below.

UPDATE: There was a third new song performed on Thursday night, though its title is not known.








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