I haven’t really been paying attention lately. I’ve been stacked with work and with music coming out the wazoo it’s hard to keep track of what’s been going out. Every band since the Radiohead fiasco has been pushing their releases ahead of time or even surprising us with brand new albums right away.
Well, there’s been news that Beck is already at work and will be unleashing something quite new real soon.
But the big news is that a clip of a track called “Chemtrails” from the upcoming record has leaked. In collaboration with DangerMouse, the track completely takes us to a path where Beck may have never tip toed into. The song is dark, ethereal, surreal and dreamy. It almost feels like something David Bowie may have conjured up. But is it of no coincidence that David Bowie a few years ago has hand-picked Beck as one of today’s cream of the crop?
I had always fantasized about Beck going elecro-bossa nova, but where ever this album may take us may be quite a colorful journey. Fingers crossed for some more goodness from the multi-masked wonder.