Release Date: TBA
You wouldn't know it by hearing it, but Beck's lush, Grammy-winning 2014 album Morning Phase was a rush job, released quickly so he'd have new material to play on the road. Months before, the singer began work on another project that he says is both more ambitious and more pop-wise. For that album, he even brought in Greg Kurstin, who played in Beck's backup band more than a decade ago and has gone on to produce huge hits like Sia's "Chandelier" and Adele's "Hello." As Beck told Rolling Stone last July, the new music is inspired by the "communal, celebratory" mood he experienced on the festival circuit. "I wanted to take that into the studio, a kind of energy or joy," he said. "The thing that wakes you up a little bit."