Earlier this month we shared with you three new R.E.M. tracks off their upcoming album, Collapse Into Now, which is set to be released in just over a month. If you missed the post and have yet to hear the tracks, you can check it out here.
The video was directed by Dominic DeJoseph, and while discussing this video and the band’s various videos over the years, R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills tells Spinner that the video is a reference to the old Buster Keaton silent film kind of days. He goes on to say, “There’s a lot going on in that song. It’s got a lot of propulsion and moving forward and so I think the idea of movement is what contributed to that video being like it is.”
Take a look at the video below.
R.E.M. has no plans to tour in support of the new album. When asked by Rich McLaughlin in a recent interview about the decision, Mills replied:
For touring with us, we tour because we want to play. We don’t tour to support a record. We don’t tour to get our name out there. We tour because we like to play. To tour when your heart isn’t in it would be a real bad mistake for us. 2008 was a long hard year on the road and we’re just not feeling it right now. We go with our instinct. Our two biggest selling records ever, we didn’t tour on them. So maybe some of that magic will rub off on this one too.
Collapse Into Now will be out March 8th via Warner Bros.
Collapse Into Now Tracklisting:
2. All the Best
4. Oh My Heart
5. It Happened Today (featuring Eddie Vedder and Joel Gibb)
6. Every Day Is Yours to Win
7. Mine Smell Like Honey
8. Walk It Back
9. Alligator Aviator Autopilot Antimatter (featuring Peaches and Lenny Kaye)
10. That Someone Is You
11. Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando and I
12. Blue (featuring Patti Smith)