"We'll read the allegory to another Bible story out of deference, defiance, choice." Another intriguingly obscure theological reference from lead singer and composer Michael Stipe, occurring this time in "It Happened Today," a song from R.E.M.'s upcoming album, "Collapse Into Now." And another great-sounding, hook-heavy song from one of the best bands ever. Very acoustic, very "Automatic for the People." Eddie Vedder (shown here with Stipe) is on backing vocals. Listen here. Plus you can get the song for free if you preorder the album (which isn't due out until March).
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