The follow up to 1999's 'Midnite Vultures' isn't so much of a sexfest...

BECK has finished his new album, due for release later this year.

A spokesperson told NME.COM: “It’s less acoustic than people might have expected given the way Beck has been talking about it. But it’s still pretty downbeat.”

It’s produced by Nigel Godrich, who’s worked with a host of artists including Radiohead, Travis and [a][/a], and previously produced Beck’s 1998 ‘Mutations’ album.

Beckhas also worked with Gorillaz’ producer Dan ‘The Automator’ Nakamura on the forthcoming album, which will be the follow up to 1999’s ‘Midnite Vultures’. The singer has been working on the new release for well over a year.

Last year, he told NME.COM his new album was influenced by British folk music and 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.”

An exact release date for the record has yet to be set.