// IP Marketing video - START// IP Marketing video - END

Michael Stipe to release fist new music since REM split

Michael Stipe to release fist new music since REM split

PanARMENIAN.Net - Michael Stipe has spoken about releasing his first new music since REM split in 2011, Digital Spy said.

The singer-songwriter has recorded new material for his friend Tom Gilroy's film The Cold Lands.

Stipe worked on a soundscape rather than traditional songs for the movie's soundtrack, alongside musician Andy LeMaster.

"He's a tremendous producer, he's a tremendous person," Stipe told Salon.

"I know I work well with other people - to have someone to bounce something off of works for me, and I don't actually write music. I wrote melodies and I tend to write along to other people's music. That's what I've done most of my career as a musician."

He continued: "I went to Andy knowing that if I painted myself into a corner, he'd pull me out - and also that he'd be more than a neutral engineer/collaborator to work with. We work really well together.

"This is, in fact, the first thing that I've done musically since REM disbanded. So, of course, I wanted it to be for something that meant a lot to me. That was important."

Last month, REM bassist Mike Mills dismissed rumours that the band could reunite following the 25th anniversary of the release of their album Green.

 Top stories
The 4th season of the Emmy-winning drama will once again be comprised of three episodes which promise "extraordinary cases."
The film "Earthquake" is based on the real events surraunding the disastrous earthquake which struck Armenia in 1988.
The festival seeks to promote women’s creativity and establish a network among female filmmakers from different parts of the world.
The star is not on Hollywood Boulevard's main Walk of Fame but rather consists of a symbolic star dedicated by the Armenian community.
Partner news