After a 30 year career, including 13 studio albums and 7 Grammy wins, Beck seems to be embracing collaboration more than ever. In 2019 alone, the 48-year-old has worked with Robyn, The Lonely Island, Jenny Lewis, and Cage the Elephant. With his 14th album on the horizon, Beck has returned with a new single, “Saw Lightning”, which now finds the artist teaming up with fellow award winner Pharrell Williams. In addition to providing “drums, keyboards, and mumbles”, Williams also co-wrote the track, which features the classic jangly guitar and programmed drum beats that populated Beck’s 2017 LP Colors. Mixing slide guitar and harmonica instrumentals with sections of rap-rock vocals, Beck proves to be as unpredictable and genre-blending as ever.
RIYL: The Flaming Lips, Ween, Wilco, Yo La Tengo