It’s been quite sometime since Beck has released new music, but now the singer is back.
Yesterday, it was revealed that the musicians would be coming out with a new album titled, Morning Phase. Not only did he revealed that the new album is due out in February 2014, but also that he has signed to Capitol Records. Previously, the singer had been signed to DGC Records.
The new album has been described as a companion album to 2002’s Sea Change and takes the listener “back to the stunning harmonies, song craft and staggering emotional impact of that record, while surging forward with infectious optimism.”
Many of the same musicians that played on the 2002 album and accompany Beck on tour will be returning for the album including Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Jason Falkner.
Modern Phase will be Beck’s first album of entirely new material since Modern Guilt in 2008, but while it might be his first new album, it doesn’t meant hat he hasn’t been keeping busy in the meantime. During the years following Modern Guilt, he has gone to produce albums Thurston Moore and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, collaborated with artists like Charlotte Gainsbourg and even released a book titled “Song Reader,” which features musical compositions in sheet-music form.
Talk about keeping busy.