Michael Stipe has let loose a solo song, Future, if Future, and it’s in support of a mighty good cause.

It was released to coincide with Saturday’s March for Our Lives protest, drawing attention to the need for stricter gun control laws.

As you’d hope, Stipe doesn’t mince words. it’s likely also not what you’d expect from the guy, with its heavy electronic vibe.

Listen to it right about here…

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