Beck set to release ‘garage rock and dance hybrid’ album

New song 'Dreams' will be revealed next week

Beck is working on a new album he has described as “hybrid” of garage rock and dance that is totally different to his Grammy award winning record ‘Morning Phase’.

The US artist confirmed plans for the new record in an interview with Los Angeles based radio station Alt 98.7. The first taste of the album is a new single named ‘Dreams’, which will be released on Monday (June 15).

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Beck says the album is the “opposite” of his sedate 2014 release ‘Morning Phase’ and described it as “a pretty diverse group of songs that fit together.” Work on the record has been underway for a couple of years. “It started out as a heavy garage rock thing and became much more of a dance — some kind of hybrid,” he said of the sound of the album.

‘Dreams’ is being released to coincide with Beck’s return to playing live shows, including a date in London with The Strokes on June 18.

‘Morning Phase’ was recently certified silver in the UK having sold over 60,000 copies.

The album, Beck’s 12th full-length release, was awarded a Grammy for ‘Album of the Year’ at this year’s ceremony. The win caused controversy when Kanye West mock-interrupted him onstage, referencing his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift in 2009. After the awards West said that Beck should “respect artistry” and hand the award over to Beyoncé.
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