Offered is the latest audible taste of R.E.M.’s forthcoming offering Collapse Into Now which is due March 8th via Warner Bros. The legendary trio take the Cee-Lo Green-route and offer visualized lyrics for “Oh My Heart” – a track dedicated to The Big Easy as Michael Stipe reveals.
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.