Collapse Into Now, R.E.M.'s new album is their fifteenth studio offereing, yes fifteenth! And we've not been short of previews in the form of "Oh My Heart", "It Happened Today" and "Discoverer". Today however, via The Huffington Post you can take a listen to the European single "Überlin" making the wait 'til the album release a little easier. A bit more sombre and slower than previous tracks but still worth a listen. In relation to the track Producer Jacknife Lee said the following:
"I love this song. There's a melancholy in it that only R.E.M. (can) articulate. The demo of the song was very simple and beautiful, and we decided to keep it that way. We tracked this in New Orleans. The vocals and some percussion we did in Nashville.... This song took some beating into shape. The bridge had a vocal at one stage, but the music conveyed what he was saying anyway, so we deleted it... It was really good fun."
Their album has been set for a March 7th release in the UK and a day later elsewhere on March the 8th (Pre-order it over here). So in the mean time check out the Euro single uptop.