Michael Stipe – you know, that bloke from R.E.M. – has debuted a new collaboration with Aaron Dessner of The National.

Entitled No Time for Love Like Now, it’s been created for Messner’s Big Red Machine project. Stipe performed it solo from his home for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

As well as being a stunning song, the clip kind of acts as a subliminal message advertising R.E.M.’s classic album Green. Or maybe that’s just us.

R.E.M. at JB.