Having just last year picked up the Grammys for Album of the Year, Best Engineered Album and Best Rock Album, Beck wouldn’t be blamed for slowing down, but that’s not his style. Instead, he’s just released single titled Dreams, from what we can hope and assume is from an upcoming album.
Dreams is very different from Beck’s last album Morning Phase, which was much slower and largely acoustic. Dreams itself is played alongside Greg Kurstin, who worked on Sea Change, a very similar album to Morning Phase. It’s fast, poppy, and very funky – throwing back to the work he’s done on albums like Odelay and Modern Guilt. Beck’s voice flows over the swirling guitar and pumping, consistent rock drum beat. It’s probably the most pop thing that he’s ever written, but considering anything that Beck touches turns to absolute gold, that’s alright with us.
When asked about the song on LA’s Alt987, Beck had this to say:
“Dreams started out as kind of a heavy garage rock thing and became much more of a dance or some other kinda hybrid. I’m not sure what it is yet. I’ve been working on this album for a few years and looking forward to getting it out.. Yeah I think it’s probably the opposite [of Morning Phase].”
Dreams is available now on iTunes.
Check our flashback of Beck’s 2005 album Guero.