Beck Announces New Album, ‘Colors’

2017-08-12

Story by Charles Ken

At long last, an update on the new Beck album is here

After months and months of waiting, Beck has finally unleashed details on his upcoming studio album, including the title and release date. The album, which will mark the follow-up to Beck’s 2014’s Grammy Album of the Year “Morning Phase,” is titled “Colors.”

“Colors” will reach stores in October, according to Rolling Stone.

Originally, the new album was thought to arrive in October of 2016. The release date was then moved to spring of 2017, and now, back to the fall.

“I suppose the record could have come out a year or two ago,” Beck said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “But these are complex songs all trying to do two or three things at once.”

He added, “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.”

“Colors,” Beck says, is an upbeat record. The album’s previously released singles, “Dreams” and “Wow,” certainly have an upbeat, electronic feel.

“The best songs make you glad to be alive,” Beck said in the interview. “It doesn’t matter if it’s Beethoven or the Monkees. That’s what I was thinking about a lot.”

In other news, Beck is slated to open for U2 on the fall leg of their “The Joshua Tree” 30th anniversary tour. That tour gets under way in September.

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