July 16, 2013 20:34

Beck unveils Kim Gordon-featuring version of 'I Won't Be Long'

The alternate version of the stand-alone single features a spoken word vocal from the former Sonic Youth member

Beck unveils Kim Gordon-featuring version of 'I Won't Be Long'

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Beck has unveiled a new version of his recent stand-alone single 'I Won't Be Long', this time featuring Kim Gordon.

The track follows another new Beck song, the electronica-inspired 'Defriended', which the US musician unveiled last month. The new, 15-minute long version of 'I Won't Be Long' features a spoken word segment by the former Sonic Youth member. Listen to the track at 1077 The End.

Speaking exclusively to NME about his latest project, Beck recently said that although he'll be releasing plenty of new material in the near future, he has no firm plans to make an album. "For 10 years I've been talking about putting out a series of 12-inch singles, one at a time. But I was holding them back 'cos I wasn't sure what I was doing with them. And I just wanted people to hear them."

Earlier this month Beck headed up a special 'Song Reader' night at London's Barbican, in which songs from last year's sheet music-only album were performed. The line-up for the night included Beck himself alongside Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Beth Orton, Joan Wasser, Villagers frontman Conor J O'Brien, The Staves, Guillemots, Michael Kiwanuka, James Yorkston and The Pictish Trail.

Beck played tracks from 'Song Reader' in public for the very first time at the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz in May. 'Song Reader' was released in December 2012, and includes 20 songs and more than 100 pages of art. Beck's idea for the release is that the listener becomes the artist, with all of the songs open to interpretation by different individuals.

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