R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe has revealed that he's releasing his second solo single this weekend to celebrate his 60th birthday.

"Drive to the Ocean" will follow on from Stipe's debut solo single "Your Capricious Soul" which landed in October.

Proceeds made from Stipe's second single will be donated to Pathway to Paris - a non-profit organisation that supports "citizen driven initiatives and cities in developing and implementing ambitious climate action plans."

Stripe says of his forthcoming single, "I am so happy to collaborate with Pathway To Paris for this year 2020. The work that they are doing is vital and foundational - it is essential for a future that we can and will claim as our own."

The new track will be released in full on Saturday (4 January) with a video directed by Stipe via his site.

Michael Stipe's "Drive to the Ocean" single drops on Saturday (4 January) on michaelstipe.com.