Beck has released the date for his new album.
The forthcoming album will be released in spring and will be the follow up to 2014’s ‘Morning Phase’.
Fans have been anticipating the release of his 10th album after the success of the Grammy-winning ‘Morning Phase’. Recent singles ‘Wow’ and ‘Dreams’ have increased the excitement for the new album that was originally scheduled for summer 2015 but suffered a push back to November 2016 which never came to fruition.
The album is rumoured to be influenced and inspired by The Strokes, after a performance with the band at the 2015 British Summer Time at Hyde Park. Beck revealed the LP release date with an interview with T Magazine, a branch from The New York Times.
Beck stated that the album is “simple and uplifting and galvanising, where the spirit moves you, that kind of feeling. Those are the hardest. This new record I focused on that feeling. It’s the easiest to fail at. Or to come off on one hand disingenuous, or on the other hand just trite, or, you know, there’s that fine line between platitude and just the truth. And that fine line between making a big commotion and a bunch of movement and just actual unadulterated joy.”
He said further: “It’s much easier to go out and get really down. There’s a multitude of things that will oblige you in misery in the culture and there’s only so many that will produce true happiness. It’s like comedy. Comedy is harder in that only certain things are going to make you laugh. I think it’s closer to the child nature in us, which the culture, for a lot of reasons, will discourage or crush. Or you mature out of it in other ways. I see it with kids. There’s that age where if you let that personal joyous side of yourself out, it’s almost more vulnerable than being emotionally vulnerable, like if you’re going through
’s not the most clever, sophisticated part of you, but it is the most joyous