Beck Wallows In Folky Loneliness on ‘Blue Moon’
Beck has gone through various musical phases, and his new single, ‘Blue Moon,’ finds him in acoustic mode, demonstrating what loneliness feels like in song.
The first single off his long-awaited LP, ‘The Morning Phase,’ ‘Blue Moon’ is layered with airy background vocals, light drumming and a beautiful mandolin melody, which Beck’s voice eerily glides over. “Don’t leave me on my own,” he sings. “Left me standing all alone.”
As desperate and sad as the lyrics are, the lighthearted melody forms an emotional balance that makes for a chilled-out listening experience.
Last June, a source close to the ‘Defriended’ singer announced that he would be releasing two albums in 2014 — an acoustic one and a proper follow-up to the 2008’s ‘Modern Guilt.’ Beck has been out of the spotlight for some time now, but he revealed in November that a severe spinal damage was the reason for this and his focusing on guitar, which could explain the potential folk bent of the new record.
On Friday (Jan. 17), Beck released a video teaser revealing a snippet of ‘Blue Moon’ and footage of the vinyl pressing of the new LP.