“It’s about ad executives in the ’60s? They’re going to make a show about that? Really? Um, I don’t think so,” he remembers saying. “Yeah, just like the best show ever made!”
Start your week off right with a first listen of Beck and St. Vincent’s new albums.
The artist is only weeks away from releasing the lush, acoustic ‘Morning Phase’ album on Feb. 25, which critics are already hailing among the finest full-lengths of the year.
Of the new album, Beck says “I think at one point we realized there was nothing faster than 60 BPM.”
Beck has spent the last few years covering other people’s songs, including David Bowie and Yanni, but with his new single, “Blue Moon,” he proves he’s not so bad at doing his own thing.
The overall sound is lush and engrossing, an ideal soundtrack to Beck’s tales of “getting through that long, dark night of the soul – whatever you want to call it.”
After five years of various one-off gigs, large-scale composition projects, covering entire Yanni albums, and writing albums out on sheets of paper, the Beck is back.