Beck announces ‘Colors’ for Oct 13th

Colors will be available on CD, LP and cassette

Beck has announced his 13th studio album, Colors, will be released on October 13th via Capitol Records. Possibly the most aptly titled work in Beck’s storied discography, Colors unfolds in an intoxicating rainbow of auditory tricks and treats, making it a shoo-in for the summeriest smash of the fall season. The newest advance taste of the album is the captivating piano-driven “Dear Life,” available instantly with pre-orders and subject of a lyric video directed by Jimmy Turrell, Laura Gorun and Brook Linder and featuring animation by Drew Tyndell and Rhiannon Tyndell live now.

Colors is Beck’s first full length offering of new material since 2014’s Morning Phase took Album of the Year top honors at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, as well as Best Rock Album and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) category. In addition to the newly unveiled “Dear Life,” Colors includes both Beck singles that preceded it: a new mix of the psych-dance summer jam “Dreams” that NPR hailed as “urgently contemporary and irresistibly vintage” as it gave Beck his second No. 1 single at AAA radio (the first being Morning Phase’s “Blue Moon”), and the retro-futuristic earworm and USA Today Song of the Week “Wow” that had Sterogum praising its “big, sweet incandescent hook” and plainly stating “It’s a great song!” while Esquire rejoiced “All hail the return of Party Beck.”

Colors is available for pre-order at Beck.com in a limited edition deluxe vinyl format featuring two 180-gram 45 rpm red vinyl LPs in a special die-cut gatefold package, with a customizable color transparency cover and 24-page booklet. Bundles are also available featuring an exclusive T-shirt, a Kaleidoscope and more.

The album was produced by Greg Kurstin and Beck, with the exception of “Wow” produced by Beck and Cole M.G.N., and “Fix Me” produced by Beck. Colors was mixed by Serban Ghenea, except “Dreams” and “Up All Night,” which were mixed by Greg Kurstin and Beck.

Beck is currently in the midst of a headlining run. Following an August 27th headline engagement at MusicFest NW in Portland OR, Beck will join U2 as special guest on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. Beck will support U2 on a series of stadium dates beginning September 3rd at Ford Field in Detroit and winding up September 22nd at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.

  1. Colors
  2. 7th Heaven
  3. I’m So Free
  4. Dear Life
  5. No Distraction
  6. Dreams
  7. Wow
  8. Up All Night
  9. Square One
  10. Fix Me

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