Beck Returns to ‘Sea Change’ Vibe for February LP ‘Morning Phase’

Album will be singer/songwriter’s first for new label Capitol

After almost five-and-a-half years, Beck is set to come back with his 12th studio album, Morning Phase . The newest collection is due out in February on his new label, Capitol Records. It’s his first album since 2008’s Modern Guilt and is said to be a return to his Sea Change days, in which he explored dissolving love through a assortment of heartwrenching, slow acoustic numbers. Many of the same musicians that played upon that album appear on Morning Phase , including in long run collaborator Smokey Hormel.


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As was previously teased, Beck’s new album has been in the functions for some time; he slowly came out of concealing over the last year, starting with 2012’s Song Reader , an “album” of sheet music he released with McSweeney’s. In February he or she recreated David Bowie’s “Sound + Vision, ” and over the summer season played a handful of headlining shows that mainly revisited that acoustic vibe. This individual also released three folky singles: “Defriended, ” “I Won’t Be Long” and “Gimme. ”


Next month, Beck will play three South American shows in Santiago, Chile (November 7th), San Paolo, Brazil (Noveember 9th) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (November 14th).

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