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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews - Iain Shed­den

Nice to see this week that af­ter an ex­traor­di­nar­ily long ges­ta­tion pe­riod Beck’s new al­bum Col­ors will come alive next month. An early lis­ten to the 10 songs sug­gests that the long wait since his Grammy-win­ning pre­vi­ous out­ing, the sump­tu­ous Morn­ing Phase, was worth it. The new al­bum, which the Los An­ge­les-based singer was work­ing on be­fore Morn­ing Phase was re­leased in Fe­bru­ary 2014, is a sharp change of pace from the ex­quis­ite, soul-search­ing bal­ladry of its pre­de­ces­sor. Co-pro­duced by Beck and Greg Kurstin at the lat­ter’s Los An­ge­les stu­dio, sev­eral songs, such as Dreams, Wow and Up All Night have al­ready been re­leased, with the lat­est, the de­li­ciously poppy Dear Life, ap­pear­ing this week. The al­bum has been de­layed a few times. It was sched­uled to ap­pear a year ago, but no date was an­nounced and the singer would say only that it was due “in a few months”. The new re­lease date is Oc­to­ber 13. Mean­while Beck hits the road in the US to­mor­row, sup­port­ing U2 on its run of shows per­form­ing The Joshua Tree. No word yet on when we’ll see him — or in­deed U2 — down here.

Beck took his time with new al­bum

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