Michael Stipe and Aaron Dessner have shared a demo for a new song they co-wrote, “No Time for Love Like Now.” The demo was uploaded to Stipe’s YouTube channel.

“Michael Stipe has been a great hero and friend to me (and The National) and I never in my wildest dreams imagined writing songs together,” wrote Dessner in an Instagram post about the song. “But here is the demo of one in progress… coming to you from Michael in isolation at home.”

The National opened for R.E.M. on tour in 2008.

“Hope it raises some spirits,” concluded Dessner. “The lyrics and sentiment in the music feel tied to this time.”

See Dessner’s full post and listen to the new song below!