The former R.E.M Michael Stipe frontman is ready to get back on the scene. 8 years after the dissolution of the American rock band in 2011, Stipe announced its new single “Your Capricious Soul”, due out Saturday 5 October. The proceeds from the track will go to Extinction Rebellion, a non-violent movement aimed at raising awareness of climate change.

“I want to add my voice to this change of consciousness” – The song “Your Capricious Soul” was previewed during a surprise live last May. “For five years I had a break from the music – says Stipe – and I wanted to go back: now I’m writing, composing and recording. Extinction Rebellion gave me an incentive not to wait. I saw a great change of consciousness on the subject of safeguarding the environment and I wanted to add my voice”.

Creating a world suitable for future generations – This is what we read among the founding principles of the socio-political movement Extinction Rebellion, born in 2018 in the United Kingdom by a hundred academics. The logo of the group, an hourglass placed inside a circle, wants to remember how the climatic emergency is a problem to be faced in a timely manner. “Our relationship with the environment, mine and those who adhere to the movement, has been a concern for life – continues Stipe – and now I feel confident, even optimistic. I think we can make the change need to improve our wonderful planet Earth, our position and our place on it”.