Beck reveals new sound

A momentous reissue is also on the way

Beck has revealed that his next album will feature predominantly hip-hop tracks.

Recorded with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, the as-yet untitled LP will feature tracks such as ‘Soldier Jane’, ‘Nausea’ and ‘1000 BPM’.

Speaking to MTV, Beck also announced that the artwork is complete: “It’s really pretty amazing. The artwork is laid out in stickers, it’s modular, the cover is blank and you get a sheet of stickers and you make your own cover.”

The star also revealed the inspiration behind the album’s style: “Before we started, Nigel said he wanted to do a hip-hop record. And in a way it is, and in a way it isn’t. It has hip-hop songs, and my previous work with him was ‘Mutations’ (1998) and ‘Sea Change’ (2002), these sort of introspective records, and so this new one is sort of bringing those two worlds together.”

The new album is to be released sometime in the autumn.

Beck has also announced details of a 10-year anniversary reissue of 1996’s ‘Odelay’, which will feature rarities and remixes by Aphex Twin and Dust Brothers.

The reissue will also include B-sides and ‘Deadweight’, which was included on the soundtrack to the 1997 film ‘A Life Less Ordinary’.