About a month after announcing their retirement, R.E.M. has released a video for what will likely be their final single, "We All Go Back Where We Belong." The black-and-white video solely depicts actress Kirsten Dunst as she reacts to hearing the song played — sometimes smiling and laughing, at other times pensively nodding along to the music.

R.E.M. also released a companion video, filmed in the same minimalist format, of poet and performance artist John Giorno, who was also once the subject of Andy Warhol's film Sleep. It consisted of five hours and 20 minutes of Giorno sleeping, the Washington Post reports.

Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills called it quits on September 21. "We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished," they said. "To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening." They will release a Greatest Hits album in November.

Watch Dunst's version of the video here:


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    No! I love you R.E.M.

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