Beck’s Hyperspace is moving forward at ludicrous speed. In fact, some of it has already arrived.
The veteran, Grammy-winning artist announced the new album will drop in full Nov. 22, and he’s shared two tracks from it, the dreamy, 100-second-long “Hyperlife,” and the retro-plus-beats number “Uneventful Days.”
“Uneventful days, uneventful nights/ Living in that dark, waiting for the light/ Caught up in these neverending battle lines/ Everything has changed and nothing feels right,” sings Beck on “Uneventful Days,” a record that has its mood grounded in Morning Phase territory, though framed by a polished electronic production, thanks in part to Pharrell Williams.
Hyperspace is Beck’s 14 studio album. It follows Colors, his 2017 set which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for three Grammys, taking home the trophy for best alternative music album.
Beck has been in tip-top form. His 2014 LP Morning Phase shocked everyone at the Grammys when it took out best rock album and album of the year, and also went to No. 3 on the Billboard 200.
Pharrell co-wrote and/or produced seven of the 11 Hyperspace tracks, while Sky Ferreira, Terrell Hines and Coldplay’s Chris Martin – who appeared on stage with Beck in Los Angeles earlier in the week – are confirmed guests.
Back in April, Beck gave us the first real taste of Hyperspace with “Saw Lighting,” an acoustic funk collab with Pharrell.
Stream “Hyperlife” and “Uneventful Days” below.[embedded content][embedded content].