The more and more cuts I hear off of R.E.M.'s new album (due out at the end of March) the more and more excited I am to pick it up. Their latest release called "Oh My Heart" is a tribute to New Orleans. Its soft, smooth and well close to perfect.
Here is what front man Michael Stipe had to say about it.
"It’s a very quiet and very meditative song dedicated to New Orleans — about New Orleans. Jacknife [Lee] is great as a producer, because he saw that we were struggling with what is a very quiet song. We were standing really far away from each other in the room, and it was hard not only to actually physically hear each other, but it felt dispersed. He brought us into the middle, and instantly, of course, the song worked."