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Michael Stipe is celebrating the new decade - and his 60th birthday - with the release of his second solo single - “Drive To The Ocean” - which you can hear below - 

 

 

You can also purchase a download of the track at MichaelStipe.com - with Stipe donating all of his earnings  for the next 365 days to Pathway to Paris - an organization commited to halting climate change.  The cost of the track is $0.77 but you have the option to pay more.  The download includes  “exclusive wallpapers, the (Stipe-directed) video, a lyric video, a high-resolution audio version of the song as well as Stipe’s original lyric document”

 

Stipe says of the track: 

 

Says Stipe of this, his second solo release, "I am so happy to collaborate with Pathway To Paris for this year 2020. The work that they are doing is vital and foundational— it is essential for a future that we can and will claim as our own.”

 

 

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Michael Stipe will start the new decade by releasing his second solo single, "Drive To The Ocean," on January 4th, 2020. The date also marks Michael's 60th birthday, and the track will be made available exclusively via his own website - MichaelStipe.com (link in bio) The track will benefit @pathway2paris , founded by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, with Michael redirecting all of his earnings from sales and synchronization licensing for the first 365 days to the organization. Pathway to Paris is a non-profit organization dedicated to turning the Paris Agreement into reality through innovative public engagement, cultural events, supporting citizen driven initiatives and cities in developing and implementing ambitious climate action plans. Says Stipe of this, his second solo release, "I am so happy to collaborate with Pathway To Paris for this year 2020. The work that they are doing is vital and foundational— it is essential for a future that we can and will claim as our own." #michaelstipe #pathwaytoparis #drivetotheocean

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