“Wow” marks Beck’s first new solo track since his 2015 single “Dreams.” Like that Taylor Swift-cosigned track, Beck once again embraces a more modern, dance-minded vibe as compared to his Album of the Year Grammy-winning Morning Phase, his spiritual sequel to 2002’s Sea Change.
“It’s like wow / It’s like right now,” Beck sings on the track’s chorus. In another clip, Beck is heard unleashing his trademark sing-rap on the line, “Wanna move into / A fool’s gold room / With my pearls and the animal jewels.”
Beck also updated his website in anticipation of the Thursday’s arrival of “Wow.” It’s unclear whether the track will be the first single from his proper follow-up to Morning Phase, but one of the artists commissioned to make a “Wow” video hinted on Instagram, “Does this mean new album coming?!?”