Beck has been teasing a new album for a few years now, and it seems the release of upcoming material is now more concrete than ever, according to the online website Bull Moose. Despite the fact that it appears to have been taken down from the site, there was a page for pre-ordering a new Beck album under the name of Colors.
The Grammy Award-winning performer originally scheduled a release date for the end of 2016, but it never materialized. Now, one year on, it would seem he’s finally gearing up for an album announcement in the near future. Astutely pointed out on the Reddit page Indieheads, the online retailer was advertising copies of regular and deluxe editions of the album.
New material has been drip-fed by the solo musical wizard over the past two years, with three stellar cuts released since 2015: “Dreams,” a breezy, bouncy pop delight, “Wow,” a funky cut that finds Beck at his most playful, and “Up All Night,” an energetic dancefloor-filler. It’s thought that the trio of songs are going to be included on the upcoming LP.
If the rumors are to be believed, Colors would mark the eclectic musician’s tenth official album, serving as the follow-up to the hugely successful 2014 record Morning Phase. The latter was a commercial and critical triumph, notching up three Grammy Awards for Best Engineered Album, Best Rock Album, and the highly coveted Album of the Year category. It reached number 3 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified Gold since its initial release.
Beck shot to prominence in the mid-‘90s as one of the spearheads of the slacker generation, releasing the masterful Odelay in 1996 – arguably his greatest LP to date. Since then, he’s gone on to mix it up with each new album cycle, utilizing elements of hip-hop, country, rock, electronica, and fusing them together to create unique compositions such as “Loser,” “Devil’s Haircut,” “Hell Yes,” among many others.