I didn't notice at the time, but Michael Stipe told the AP recently, "the music video is a dead medium so I didn't want to go to that industry to create a piece."
With that in mind, he went to a Toronto based advertising company called Crush Inc to put some slick cunty shit together for REM's uninspiring new joint Man-Sized Wreath. What a fucking genius.
The result is EXACTLY as I pictures it when I heard the news. Shit looks like a couple of years old Natwest ad. All involved, kill yourselves.