R.E.M. (Warner Bros.) continue to tease us. First they released “Discoverer,” the first taste from their new album Collapse Into Now. Then “It Happened Today” featuring Eddie Vedder came out. Now “Oh My Heart” has surfaced, courtesy of NPR.
Here’s what R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe had to say about “Oh My Heart”:
It’s a very quiet and very meditative song dedicated to New Orleans — about New Orleans. Jacknife [Lee] is great as a producer, because he saw that we were struggling with what is a very quiet song. We were standing really far away from each other in the room, and it was hard not only to actually physically hear each other, but it felt dispersed. He brought us into the middle, and instantly, of course, the song worked.”
Check out a stream of “Oh My Heart” at NPR’s site here. Collpase Into Now is out March 8 on Warner Bros.