BECK FOLKS UP BIG TIME

Beck reveals that he has been working on songs for an acoustic album...

BECK has spoken to NME.COM about his new album, and exclusively revealed that he plans to folk it up.

Speaking at the Grammy Awards last week, he said that he has been working on songs for an acoustic album for some time and that British folk from the ’70s will exert a major influence on its sound.

“I have this little mini guitar that I carry around with me,” he said. “I’ve been working for a couple of years on an acoustic record that I wanna make. I think mostly it’s gonna be a guitar and voice. And it’s very melodic, very quiet, very pretty, sort of influenced by a lot of early-’70s British folk.”

Beck, whose ‘Midnite Vultures’ was denied the Album Of The Year title at the Grammy Awards last week by Steely Dan, also spoke about his collaboration with Timbaland on David Bowie’s ‘Diamond Dogs’ for the soundtrack to the movie ‘Moulin Rouge’.

“It’s almost unrecognisable from the original,” he said. “The original is this early-’70s boogie rock thing. Now it’s super-hype electro. When we first started working on the track. he [Timbaland] didn’t even want to hear the original. And then after a couple of days I insisted on playing it for him and he didn’t like it.”

As exclusively revealed on NME.COM yesterday, Beck has a series of European tour dates and festival appearances lined up:

London Brixton Academy (25-26)

Roskilde Festival, Denmark (29)

Werchter Festival, Belgium (30)

Stockholm, Sweden TBA (July 3)

Gothenburg, Sweden TBA (4)

Quart Festival, Norway (6)

T In The Park, Scotland (8)

Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland (9)

Barcelona, Spain TBA (11)

Santiago De Compostela, Santirock (12)

Villa De Mouros Festival, Portugal (13)

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