I’m sure many of you out there have already heard the news released today that R.E.M. is calling it quits after 31 years, which sounds negative,but it’s really not. From what I’ve read, the decision was mutual, there’s no hostility between band members, and they can now work on other projects. I think of it as an early retirement from a long standing career; a career that inspired and influenced millions of people along the way.
In light of this announcement, I’ve decided to pick “Losing My Religion” by R.E.M. Yes, it’s probably one of the most familiar songs from the band, but with reason. It’s a song packed with emotion and darker instrumentals (thank you, minor chords).