American singer songwriter Beck has finally announced the release date for his upcoming thirteenth studio album. The record will be Beck’s first release since his Grammy Award winning 2014 album ‘Morning Phase’.
Over the course of his 25 year career Beck has treated listeners to some of the most interesting, genre-spanning music that has ever been put to record. From his early psychedelic lo-fi period to his more recent soulful folk rock, Beck is perhaps one of the most diverse musicians that America has ever produced.
His 2014 record ‘Morning Phase’ was a stripped down, less indulgent and considerably more direct collection of warm acoustic songs that earned the singer his first ‘Album of the Year’ prize at the Grammy Awards. The album peaked at number four in the UK and number three on the Billboard 200.
His most recent singles titled ‘Dreams’ and ‘Wow’ were released between 2015 – 2016. The tracks could not be more different from the songs included on ‘Morning Phase’ and contains elements of both garage rock and EDM. Fans have speculated that both songs will be included on Beck’s upcoming album; however, despite being nearly three years in the making, the record is still yet to be given an official release date.
Beck has now suggested that his next record will be made available sometime in the spring of 2017. In a recent interview with The New York Times, Beck explained that his new songs were “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.”