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“This record has felt like a lot of freedom."

By Hayden Wright

Beck’s followup to the GRAMMY-winning Morning Phase has kept fans waiting: First, it was set for release in 2015, before it was rescheduled for November 2016. That deadline came and went, leaving many wondering when the new Beck would, well, materialize. The alt-rock icon recently said that the yet-untitled album is coming “very soon” and lifted the lid on what fans can expect, reports NME.

Related: Beck’s ‘Wow’ Remixed by Mexican Institute of Sound

“This record was supposed to come out over the last year, and then I’ve been touring and doing a million other things,” he said.

His followers have already heard “Wow” and “Dreams” from the upcoming release. And Beck has said some of the content was inspired by a summer set he played with The Strokes in 2015.

“It’s a summer night, people have their hands up,” he said. “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.”

“This record has felt like a lot of freedom, as I’ve had time to work things out and try things. I’ll go too far in one direction, then go too far in another. There were a few other ideas that have come out of making this record that are interesting and have pushed me in other directions.”

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