The first single from Beck’s upcoming 14th album ‘Hyperspace‘ comes with a visual imagined by the Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion artist, tying in the new track ‘Hyperlife’ in a clip that also stars Evan Rachel Wood, Tessa Thompson and Alia Shawkat.
“I’d always wanted to make a record with him,” Beck told NME. “We had been friendly over the years and had got together and talked about making some music back in 2012, but around that time he ended up putting out a song with Daft Punk, then ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Happy’.”
He added: “I had a few things after the ‘Colors’ tour finished and I really wanted to seize the moment with this project. There’d been a period of time where Pharrell had been really busy and an opportunity opened up so I went with it. Originally it was going to be a single or an EP, but I think we were both surprised when there was a body of work here.”
Earlier this month, Martin joined Beck onstage for a rendition of his 1994 cult hit, ‘Loser’.