The shape shifting musical vagabond Beck has finally released information about his 13th full-length album. Prior to the upcoming record, he won a Grammy for his previous album Morning Phase released in 2014.
It’s been three years since his last album and Beck felt that it was finally time to put it out.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, he stated that “I suppose the record could have come out a year or two ago.” He continued, “But these are complex songs all trying to do two or three things at once. It’s not retro and not modern. To get everything to sit together so it doesn’t sound like a huge mess was quite an undertaking.”
For the new album, Beck worked with producer Greg Kurstin. In addition to having produced for the likes of Sia, Adele and Kelly Clarkson, he was also a keyboardist for Beck’s 2002 Sea Change tour. Reunited, they recorded and played nearly every instrument in Kurstin’s L.A. studio.
The new album will also be albeit more upbeat than Morning Phase’s solemn acoustic sounds. According to Beck they’re a reflection on the happiness of life, family and that “The best songs make you glad to be alive.”
Titled Colors, the album is expected to drop Oct. 2017. Fans of FIFA soccer have already heard a taste with his track “Up All Night.” It was featured on the FIFA 2017 game which came out last year. Another track confirmed to be on the album is titled “Fix Me.”
In the meantime, he’s booked to open for U2 in Sept. 2017. It might be odd seeing Beck open up a stadium tour, but it may be one of the few chances you get to see him before arena rock crowd settles in.