Michael Stipe Announces New Solo Album

Michael Stipe has announced an upcoming solo album after 8 years that the famous band R.E.M broke up. He said that 18 songs are already ready for the new album. Lately he talked to Italian newspaper La Repubblica. He said:

For five years I’d had a clean break from music. Now I’m writing, composing and recording all by myself and for the first time. 18 songs are already ready.

He has released a snippet of a new song titled “Future,  If Future” so far. You can listen it below.

In May, he made a surprise opening for Patti Smith’s concert and performed two new songs titled ‘Your Capricious Soul’ and ‘Drive to the Ocean.’. You can listen the new songs below.

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