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Beck’s New Album Title and Release Date May Have Been Leaked Online

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It’s possible that we’re only two-and-a-half months from finally getting to hear new music from Beck. Although it has yet to be confirmed, word is going around that Colors, the follow-up to 2014’s Grammy-winning Morning Phase, will be released on Oct. 13.

The news comes from NME, who discovered a Reddit thread where somebody saw that Bull Moose, an online music shop, had Colors available for pre-order both in vinyl and a deluxe edition. There was no artwork or track listing given.

If the information is correct, then Colors will have come out a year after it was first expected on record store shelves. Last July, Beck said that he was looking towards an October 2016 release, which was then pushed back to November and then this spring. All that’s known is that it’s produced by Greg Kurstin, who also helmed the upcoming Foo Fighters record, Concrete and Gold, and that it will likely contain the previously released singles “Wow” and “Up All Night,” as well as three other tracks called “Dreams,” “Seventh Heaven” and “No Distractions.”

After the lush orchestrations of Morning Phase, Beck, as he’s been known to do, has gone for a different feel with his new work. “It’s a summer night, people have their hands up,” he said last year when discussing the record. “It’s a communal, celebratory thing. I wanted to take that into the studio, a kind of energy or joy. The thing that wakes you up a little bit.”

On Aug. 16, Beck will begin an 11-day North American tour on the Upper Midwest, Canada and Pacific Northwest. He’ll start at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisc., and conclude at Musicfest NW in Portland on Aug. 27. You can see all the dates here.

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