Since REM’s music features in much of the new second season of FX’s hit show, the bear, the band teamed up with them to release a music video for “Strange Currencies (Remix)”. The remix is from a 25th anniversary deluxe box set from Freak they came out in 2019.
The video combines footage from REM road movie (about their 1995 tour) and excerpts from the series. As for the new season of the show, it centers on a Chicago chef who works to open a new restaurant with his team, while under pressure from the industry.
“the bear is by far my favorite show of the last year – can’t wait to dive into the Season 2 episodes,” lead singer Michael Stipe said in a statement. “Having REM songs incorporated into their universe makes it even sweeter. The best people at any party are always in the kitchen!
The band’s bassist, Mike Mills, added: “I’m so happy the bear exist. It has become one of my favorite TV shows and I can’t wait to watch more.
According to the press release, three different versions of “Strange Currencies” appear throughout the season, including the 1994 original, the 2019 remix, and an unearthed demo.
Check out REM’s video for “Strange Currencies (Remix)” thanks to their partnership with FX’s the bear above.
REM is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.