Watch R.E.M. Perform “Oh My Heart” In Studio (Stereogum Premiere)

We’ve heard the studio version of “Oh My Heart,” that gently echoing New Orleans-inspired ballad from R.E.M.’s forthcoming Collapse In Now. When we posted it, I mentioned the spacious production and accordion reminded me of the Walkmen. Watch them perform the song at Hansa Ton, Berlin, under the watchful eye of Jacknife Lee. Before they begin, Michael Stipe offers his thoughts on the track.

Collapse Into Now is out 3/8 via Warner Bros.

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