R.E.M. Frontman Michael Stipe Announces New Solo Single! (LISTEN)

R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe has just announced the release of a new solo single. The song, titled “Your Capricious Soul” we be available this Saturday (Oct. 5) exclusively through his website. The song is Stipe’s first new music since R.E.M. called it quits in 2011.

So why did he decide to get back to music now? He said: “I took a long break from music, and I wanted to jump back in," Stipe explained in a press release. "I love 'Your Capricious Soul' — it’s my first solo work. I want to add my voice to this exciting shift in consciousness."

Check him out performing it live below.