Digital Music, Single News, Video — January 4, 2020 at 8:41 am

Listen: Michael Stipe celebrates 60th birthday with new single ‘Drive to the Ocean’

As promised, former R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe today followed up the October release of his debut solo single “Your Capricious Soul” with a second single, “Drive to the Ocean,” released on his 60th birthday. Like its predecessor, this single also benefit a climate action group.

The new song — which Stipe has been playing live, along with its predecessor — can be streamed below and purchased at The track is priced at 77 cents, but those who prefer to give more can pick their own price. The download includes “exclusive wallpapers, the (Stipe-directed) video, a lyric video, a high resolution audio version of the song as well as Stipe’s original lyric document.”

According to Stipe’s website, the singer will be “redirecting all of his earnings from sales and synchronization licensing for the first 365 days” to Pathway to Paris, a nonprofit dedicated to turning the Paris climate agreement into reality through innovative public engagement, cultural events and more.

Below, check out Stipe intro’ing the song in a short video clip — then hear it for yourself via the lyric video.






One Comment

  1. Scott Stalcup

    Michael, put down the late period Cohen, kick it to me, and leave with the three guys you came in with so we all get to sleep in our own beds tonight!

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