To say that Beck has had a big year would be an understatement.
The high praise expressed for his twelfth full-length album, Morning Phase, at the time of its release in February 2014 was validated at the 2015 Grammys, winning recognized three times for Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical), Best Rock Album, and the coveted Album of the Year award. The LP saw Beck, born Bek Campbell, returning to his roots of Laurel Canyon-style folk, a departure from the electronic-infused rock of his recent years’ releases. But if this newly released single is any indication of his next album’s concept, that electro sound is coming back with a vengeance.
Beck teased new music via Twitter last Thursday with a GIF of the single’s eccentric cover art. Today, the official audio was released and it’s a beauty. The highly dance-able track features production from two indie pop superstars: Greg Kurstin, the “bee” in duo The Bird & The Bee, and Andrew Wyatt, vocalist of Swedish trio Miike Snow. The song evokes the kind of late-night party energy that’s perfect for the summer’s beginning. And middle. And end. Details on Beck’s next album have yet to be announced, but we can’t wait to hear what he has in store for us this time around.