Beck Will Stream 'Morning Phase' for Free on Airplanes

Singer offers new album to air travelers for 30 days

Peter Hapak
February 24, 2014 2:35 PM ET

If you take a flight anytime in the next month, Beck would like to provide your in-flight entertainment.

The singer/songwriter announced that starting Monday, he'll make his latest album Morning Phase available for free to anyone who uses Gogo Inflight Internet, according to Mashable. The album will be released on land tomorrow.

It's the latest endeavor in a busy pre-release plan for the singer, who decided to stream his album on iTunes a week ahead of its release. The record is Beck's 12th studio effort and first proper LP since 2008's Modern Guilt, though it does follow up 2012's Song Reader, a collection of new material released as sheet music.

For Morning Phase, Beck reunited with the team of musicians that helped him craft his 2002 LP, Sea Change (including his father David Campbell, who helped out on brass and string arrangements). In an interview with Rolling Stone last year, the musician described the new record as "California music… I'm hearing the ByrdsCrosby Stills and NashGram ParsonsNeil Young – the bigger idea of what that sound is to me." 

In a new interview with GQ, the Los Angeles singer noted the effects of being a parent on his music. "It has changed it," Beck said. "Someone who does what I do, you are already connected into emotional and personal things, coming from a visceral place. And kids do that to you. So it's really just an escalation. I was pretty soft before, so now I am just totally soft." [Laughs]

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