“It’s about ad executives in the ’60s? They’re going to make a show about that? Really? Um, I don’t think so,” he remembers saying. “Yeah, just like the best show ever made!”
Start your week off right with a first listen of Beck and St. Vincent’s new albums.
The artist is only weeks away from releasing the lush, acoustic ‘Morning Phase’ album on Feb. 25, which critics are already hailing among the finest full-lengths of the year.
Of the new album, Beck says “I think at one point we realized there was nothing faster than 60 BPM.”
Beck has spent the last few years covering other people’s songs, including David Bowie and Yanni, but with his new single, “Blue Moon,” he proves he’s not so bad at doing his own thing.
The soundtrack will also include songs from Lily Allen, Christina Perri.
Get the complete lineup and details for the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, taking place April 11-13 & 18-20 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio.
Beck delivers a torpid and melancholy cover of the John Lennon classic.
You won’t be seeing this compilation on the rack next to the breath mints and Madeleine cookies for a few months now, but when you do see it at the front of Starbucks, it’ll be pretty enticing.
The overall sound is lush and engrossing, an ideal soundtrack to Beck’s tales of “getting through that long, dark night of the soul – whatever you want to call it.”