Beck‘s long-awaited follow-up to the Grammy-winning Morning Phase is finally coming out in October. The multi-instrumentalist discussed the forthcoming LP, Colors in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
Greg Kurstin (Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Sia) co-produced the album with Beck and the pair played most of the instrumental parts found on the LP. Kurstin was Beck’s keyboardist on the 2002 tour in support of Sea Change. “I suppose the record could have come out a year or two ago,” Beck told Rolling Stone. “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.”
Rolling Stone describes Colors as “relentlessly upbeat” a big change from Morning Phase. “The best songs make you glad to be alive,” Beck said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s Beethoven or the Monkees. That’s what I was thinking about a lot.” Stay tuned for more info on the new Beck album.
[Hat Tip – CoS]