Michael Stipe shares first-ever solo track, ‘Future, If Future’ in support of ‘March For Our Lives’

Possibly a taste for what's to come.

REM singer Michael Stipe has shared his first-ever solo track titled ‘Future, If Future’ in support of the March For Our Lives protest today (March 24).

The march today will bring together hundreds of thousands of people across the US and internationally to protest the lack of stricter gun control laws.

Although Stipe has performed solo covers and compositions before, ‘Future, If Future’ is the singer’s first recorded solo song with lyrics, reports Stereogum.


The caption reads, “@marchforourlives #whatif #neveragain Future, If Future, this future is ours/ Stunk to high heaven lotus, nerve gas or flowers/ We’ve got the obvious, we’ve got the power/ Please don’t stare, we’re doing all we can”.

Listen to a clip of the powerful track below.


Last year, Michael Stipe publicly supported Radiohead‘s controversial decision to play a gig in Israel.

Taking to his Instagram account, the frontman said that he stood with Radiohead on their stance over playing the gig.“Let’s hope a dialogue continues, helping to bring the occupation to an end and lead to a peaceful solution. Sincerely, Michael Stipe,” the caption reads.


Survivors from the Parkland school shooting have appeared on the cover of TIME magazine ahead of the March For Our Lives protest. Jaclyn Corin, Alex Wind, Emma González, Cameron Kasky, and David Hogg are featured on the magazine’s front cover, with the coverline: “Enough.”