Beck’s summer disco ‘Dreams’
Just months after Beck’s surprising win for album of the year at the Grammys, he’s back with a new single and a striking new sonic direction.
The singer-songwriter had earlier hinted at new music, posting artwork for a new song, “Dreams,” last week. Now the single has arrived, and it’s a much dancier reaction to the smooth bummer-folk of his acclaimed “Morning Phase.”
The song is built on a hard-strummed, garagerock riff that quickly gets reinforced with a big disco production. It’s dance music indebted to the early Nile Rod- gers era, but with just enough glammy rock ’n’ roll, ’70s acoustic guitars and really strong hook-writing to keep it grounded.
Beck has experimented with funk and club-friendly material on previous records such as “Midnite Vultures,” but this is perhaps his most modern and overt floor-filler yet.
The song is available for streaming and download, but there’s not yet any info about an upcoming LP to properly follow up “Morning Phase.” Surely, someone’s already slipped a “Yeezus” verse onto a remix of this, and we bet it sounds great.
BECK’S channeling the early Nile Rodgers era on his new track, the funky, club-friendly “Dreams.”