Seems like R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe has come out of retirement from music...well, sort of. Solon.com reports that Stipe has "soundtracked" the film "The Cold Lands" that was directed by his friend Tony Gilroy. "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... I knew I wasn’t going to sing, so that made it easier,".
When asked about writing the music Stipe said "I tried to bring groove... I probably would have done something much quieter. But I knew that he [Gilroy] wanted something that had a beat, so that was great because it really pushed me. I’m happy with where it landed. It felt to me like a great first project.
Go to Salon.com where you can hear clip and see a trailer for the film. Now if we could just get Bill Berry to do something beside be a hay farmer, that would be great.
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