Monday, May 11, 2020

My Music Monday

Michael Stipe has a new song out - kind of.

In 2019 he released his first solo song, which kind of came and went. But he is preparing for a debut solo release, hopefully in 2020.

"No Time For Love Like Now" is probably not specifically Covid related, but you can shoehorn just about anything in to anywhere if you try hard enough.

The song was written by Stipe and the National's guitarist, Aaron Dessner. Technically what is posted below is a demo that Stipe put out for people in quarantine.

My assertion is: this IS the song. Demo or not, the understated performance is the song There is no need to gussy it up with additional instruments or backing vocals. It might be a rough version, but it's a perfect take.

I hope should it make his alleged solo album, he won't change a thing about this song.

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