As promised, Michael Stipe has released his debut solo single, "Your Capricious Soul," today (10/7) to coincide with the "International Rebellion" climate justice protests. You can visit his site and download it for 77 cents (or the amount of your choosing), and proceeds, for the next 365 days, will go to Extinction Rebellion, to "help aid their work of non-violent protest of government inaction to the climate emergency." There's also an accompanying video, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, and you can watch that below.

About "Your Capricious Soul," which Michael also performed at Webster Hall in May, he says, "I took a long break from music, and I wanted to jump back in. I love 'Your Capricious Soul' - it’s my first solo work. I want to add my voice to this exciting shift in consciousness. Extinction Rebellion gave me the incentive to push the release and not wait. Our relationship to the environment has been a lifelong concern, and I now feel hopeful—optimistic, even. I believe we can bring the kind of change needed to improve our beautiful planet earth, our standing and our place on it."