R.E.M. is helping out the Bahamas with some unreleased music

September 12th, 2019

So being from Georgia, it's part of our state constitution that we like R.E.M. I'm not mad at that at all...It could be Collective Soul or god forbid The Black Crowes. As I assume you know the band broke up back in 2011 after a 31 year career (with the original line up until 1997). The band was always known for writing and recording songs that would end up on albums much later. This song originally was written in 2001 and was supposed to be on their album "Reveal", but was scrapped. Only to be considered again for the 2004 album "Around The Sun", again to be shelved...that's until now. 

After the hurricane "Dorian" a few weeks ago, the band decided to release the song that they recorded in Nassau in 2004 for to benefit https://www.mercycorps.org/ that is helping with relief efforts. You can check it out right here.