Michael Stipe Releases 'Your Capricious Soul,' His First Solo Single

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Michael Stipe poses at the Vaquera, CDLM/Creatures Of The Wind, And Section 8 show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Masonic Hall on Sept. 9, 2019 in New York City.

"Your Capricious Soul," Michael Stipe's debut solo single, is now available for download.

The former R.E.M. singer released the track exclusively on his website Saturday (Oct. 5) for a suggested donation of 77 cents (or more). 

The purchase includes a master-quality audio version of "Your Capricious Soul," a video by Sam Taylor-Johnson, a lyric document, a print-ready poster, a stencil and an animated flip-book.

There is also an option to download just the song for free on Stipe's website.

For the next year, earnings from Stipe's new song will go to Extinction Rebellion, a non-violent global movement using civil disobedience in an effort to "halt mass extinction and minimize the risk of social collapse." The song's release coincides with Monday's (Oct. 7) “International Rebellion” climate justice protests.

Preview "Your Capricious Soul" in the video below, and download it at

Your Capricious Soul - Michael Stipe from JMSPROJ on Vimeo.