Last week, Beck shared a kooky GIF image on Twitter (which you can see above) which looked like it would be—and certainly still could be—the cover of a new album. He also teased a new song, titled “Dreams,” which was to appear on his follow-up to last year’s Morning Phase. Today, he’s shared the full audio of “Dreams,” which was performed entirely by Beck and Greg Kurstin, who is a former member of Beck’s band and half of Los Angeles pop duo The Bird and the Bee. The song was written by Beck, Kurstin and Andrew Wyatt, produced by Beck and Kurstin, and mixed by Serban Ghenea.
Beck said in an interview with Alt 98.7, that “Dreams” “started out as a heavy garage rock thing and became much more of a dance — some other kind of hybrid.” Beck also discussed the new album, which does not have a name or release date just yet.
Listen to “Dreams” below.
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