R.E.M.‘s enigmatic frontman Michael Stipe took to social media yesterday to drop a new demo track that he’s been working on with The National‘s Aaron Dessner.
Dessner confirmed the demo and said that “Michael Stipe has been a great hero and friend to me” and that he never imagined being able to write songs together, but in our new normal of social isolation it makes sense that we could see more from this duo in the future. The song is beautiful.
Watch the solo performance of “No Time for Love Like Now” below.
Michael Stipe has been a great hero and friend to me (and @TheNational ) and I never in my wildest dreams imagined writing songs together… but here is the demo of one in progress… coming to you from Michael in isolation at home — hope it raises some spirits https://t.co/6M8MrYiX2A
— Aaron Dessner (@aaron_dessner) March 29, 2020
NO TIME FOR LOVE LIKE NOW First take! A new song with Aaron Dessner. This is the demo track. Echoing Love xxx Michaelhttps://t.co/JtpH4mludf
— R.E.M. HQ (@remhq) March 29, 2020