Listen to R.E.M.'s Last Single


You and your dad were probably equally upset when R.E.M. announced their breakup, but the band’s upcoming greatest hits package Part Lies, Part Truth, Part Heart, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 includes some previously unreleased material that will probably assuage the pain for a little while.

“We All Go Back to Where We Belong,” recorded with Collapse Into Now producer Jacknife Lee, is a simple kind of eulogy of a song, all emotive strings, simple guitar, and a surprisingly refined Michael Stipe asking “Is this really what you want?” It’s a loaded question if there ever was one. Take a listen.

R.E.M. - "We All Go Back To Where We Belong"

Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 hits stores November 15th via Warner Bros.