Unreleased R.E.M Song For Hurricane Relief

"Fascinating" Was Recorded in The Bahamas in 2004

September 12, 2019

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Here's your chance to hear a previously unreleased song from R.E.M. and help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas at the same time.

The song "Fascinating" was recorded by Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and Peter Buck in Nassau, the Bahamas, in 2004. The song was first recorded for "Reveal" in 2001, and then re-recorded in 2004 for the album "Around The Sun," but it was determined that it didn't fit in with the rest of the songs on the record.

You can stream the song for free or dowload it for a donation to Mercy Corps for hurricane relief in the Bahamas. According to Mike Mills, “I have been fortunate to spend many weeks working and playing in the Bahamas, making friends and lots of music there,” reflects Mills. “It breaks my heart to see the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian. Please help us and Mercy Corps do what we can to alleviate the suffering caused by this catastrophe.”

Click here to check out the song.

Find out about Mercy Corps and the emergency in the Bahamas here.