R.E.M & Sophie Calle: 'Walk It Back' Exclusive

We premiere the French artist's visual response to the R.E.M. song as we prepare to live chat with singer Michael Stipe on Dazed Digital at 1pm GMT time

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Michael Stipe and R.E.M's idea for their 15th album is a lot grander than a few singles and a couple of music videos. Having called in guest collaborators such as Peaches, Eddie Vedder and Patti Smith for the recording of 'Collapse Into Now', the trio decided to take things a bit further and commission films for each and every of the 12 tracks on the album. Working with talented filmmakers like Sam Taylor-Wood, Lance Bangs, Tom Gilroy and Jem Cohen, R.E.M. gave them free hands to interpret the songs into a short clip of visual delight. Today, we give you the worldwide and exclusive premiere of the French multifaceted artist Sophie Calle's take track number eight, 'Walk It Back'. In Calle's first ever collaborative project with Stipe and his sonic colleagues Peter Buck and Mike Mills, she shot the clip in her native Paris and included a car park dance, a hungry fly admiring the menu and... a urinating horse.

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