R.E.M. released two videos this week for its new single, “We All Go Back To Where We Belong,” which seems a very fitting title considering that they recently announced their break-up. It’s a beautiful song, and will be on the upcoming greatest hits collection, “Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage 1982-2011.”
One video (above) features the stunning actress Kirsten Dunst, while the other stars artist and poet John Giorno. Watching the videos, I’m reminded of Andy Warhol’s screen tests. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were an inspiration.
Here is Warhol’s screen test for Edie Sedgwick for comparison:
And, here, finally, is the Giorno version of R.E.M.’s song: