R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe announced that his first solo single, “Your Capricious Soul,” will be released digitally via his website – MichaelStipe.com – on October 5.
The release is timed to coincide with the “International Rebellion” climate justice protests to be held on October 7.
For the following 365 days, Stipe will contribute all of his earnings from sales and synchronization licensing to Extinction Rebellion to help aid their work of non-violent protest of government inaction to the climate emergency.
Stipe said Extinction Rebellion gave him the incentive to push the release and not wait.
“Our relationship to the environment has been a lifelong concern, and I now feel hopeful—optimistic, even. I believe we can bring the kind of change needed to improve our beautiful planet earth, our standing and our place on it,” he added.
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