Beck premieres new single “Wow” — listen

Taken from the songwriter's new album, due out in October


Photo by Lauren Dukoff

After a myriad of Instagram teasers, Beck has officially shared his new single “Wow”. According to a press release (via iHeartRadio), the track is taken from his upcoming as-yet-untitled album, due out on October 21st through Capitol Records. It features production from Greg Kurstin (Sia, The Shins).

On “Wow”, Beck taps into his hip-hop meets folk roots, bringing the bars as well as a cool, fun sense of swagger. Over a rumbling, rubbery beat and siren-like effects, the songwriter talks demons, jewels, and “getting loose with the luminous moves.”

“The song is about the moments in life that leave you in awe of the world,” wrote videographer/photographer Alicia Ward, one of the many creatives tasked with fashioning a promotional clip for Beck and Capitol Records. Other creatives who helped Beck include illustrator Nathan Jurevicius, ceramic craftsman Eric Landon, and graphic designer Andrew Kuttler.

Stream below.

In an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe this morning, Beck talked about the new record.

“Wow” follows Beck’s groovy 2015 single “Dreams”. He also recently contributed to albums from M83, the Chemical Brothers, and Flume.

Beck’s last full-length was 2014’s Morning Phase, which won the Grammy Award for Best Album.

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