Beck announces new album, releases new single 'Saw Lightning' - News - Soundblab

Beck announces new album, releases new single 'Saw Lightning'

Beck announces new album, releases new single 'Saw Lightning'
Beck announces new album, releases new single 'Saw Lightning'

Earlier today on Beats 1, Beck announced a new album and released a brand new song titled 'Saw Lightning'. The new track is a collaboration between Beck and Pharrell Williams and has a vibe not unlike some of the dustier, country moments from 2005's Guero or 2006's The Information but with less substance and more people yelling unintelligibly around the periphery.

According to Beck, the new album, Hyperspace, which takes its title and themes from the old school arcade game Asteroids, explores different types of escapism. 

Currently, there is no release date set for Hyperspace. 'Saw Lightning' is available everywhere digitally now.

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I want the old Beck back. If this is the lead single it doesn't bode well for the album.

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I'm with you, but I'm gritting my teeth and trying to not judge anything yet. Also, who knows if we're going to get this before 2020? Maybe he'll change his mind and scrap the whole thing.

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I wish he'd scrapped Colors. I know he's not a young man anymore but it's just so lame. Lyrically it's phoned in crap. From a guy who once wrote surreal oddities like Dylan:

In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey
Butane in my veins and I'm...

I wish he'd scrapped Colors. I know he's not a young man anymore but it's just so lame. Lyrically it's phoned in crap. From a guy who once wrote surreal oddities like Dylan:

In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey
Butane in my veins and I'm out to cut the junkie
With the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vegetables
Dog food skulls with the beefcake pantyhose
Kill the headlights and put it in neutral
Stock car flaming with the loser in the cruise control
Baby's in Reno with the vitamin D
Got a couple of couches, sleep on the love-seat
Someone came in saying I’m insane to complain
About a shotgun wedding and a stain on my shirt
Don’t believe everything that you breathe
You get a parking violation and a maggot on your sleeve
So shave your face with some mace in the dark
Saving all your food stamps and burning down the trailer park
Yo, cut it

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Agreed. Hearing people gush about how "weird" the lyrics to 'Wow' were really bothered me. Like these 20-somethings can't take a minute to listen to ANYTHING off Midnite Vultures. Every track of that is fucking brilliant, bizarre madness.

But...

Agreed. Hearing people gush about how "weird" the lyrics to 'Wow' were really bothered me. Like these 20-somethings can't take a minute to listen to ANYTHING off Midnite Vultures. Every track of that is fucking brilliant, bizarre madness.

But again, Beck still has the potential to surprise me, so I'm crossing my fingers. I really just wish he'd done this album back in 1999 when he was planning to...

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This sounds okay. Not amazing, but not total garbage. But for me nothing can ever top Midnight Vultures.

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Same here. That's my favorite album of his. Nothing funkier.

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Sounds a little bit like 'Black Betty'!

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