Beck joins the ranks of artists on the Capitol Records label, which will release his first album of all new material in five years, Morning Phase, in February 2014.
According to a press release from Capitol Records, Morning Phase, will sound more like a companion piece to the 2002 acoustic album Sea Change. Featuring many similar artists from the Sea Change sessions, Morning Phase promises "stunning harmonies, song craft and staggering emotional impact of that record, while surging forward with infectious optimism."
After a few quiet years following Modern Guilt, 2012 and 2013 have been marked by Beck's prolific output. In 2012, The Song Reader project spawned several great renditions of Beck songs, but few from him save a couple of live performances. This summer, Beck has teased several singles, "It Won't Be Long," "Defriended" and "Gimme"; though these tracks aren't necessarily destined for Morning Phase.
Track listing, specific release date and cover art for Morning Phaseare forthcoming.
- Does Beck's new single make you say 'Gimme' more? How does "Gimme" compare to "Defriended" and "I Won't Be Long?" Does Beck's new material live up to his past work? Add your thoughts in the comments section below.
- Beck releases new track 'Defriended,' announces two albums Singer-songwriter and producer Beck is set to release new music soon, with not one but two full-length albums due out later this year. Hear "Defriended," our first taste of the indie icon's new sound.
- The Current Presents: Local musicians perform Beck's Song Reader Beck's 2012 album was only released as sheet music, but The Current rounded up a collective of local musicians to record it to tape. Tune-in Wednesday, March 6 at 9 p.m. to hear it all.
- A backstage conversation with Beck Beck, whose career launched in 1994 in Los Angeles after his hit song "Loser" was played on the radio, has developed a career that continues to shape and influence music as much today as it did when he began.