beck announces release of 13th album, colors, out october 13Posted on August 24, 2017
For immediate release
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW INCLUDING NEW INSTANT GRAT TRACK “DEAR LIFE”
24 AUGUST 2017 (TORONTO, ON) – Hailed in advance by Rolling Stone as a “euphoric blast of experimental pop”, Beck’s 13th album Colors has been confirmed for an October 13 release on Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Possibly the most aptly titled work in Beck’s storied discography, Colors unfolds in an intoxicating rainbow of auditory tricks and treats, making it a summery smash for the fall season. The newest advance taste of the album is the captivating piano-driven “Dear Life”, available instantly with pre-orders placed here and subject of a lyric video available below.
Colors is Beck’s first full length offering of new material since 2014’s Gold-certified Morning Phase took Album of the Year top honours at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, as well as Best Rock Album and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) category. In addition to the newly unveiled “Dear Life”, Colors includes both Beck singles that preceded it: a new mix of the psych-dance summer jam “Dreams” that NPR hailed as “urgently contemporary and irresistibly vintage”, and the retro-futuristic earworm “Wow” that had Stereogum praising its “big, sweet incandescent hook” and plainly stating “It’s a great song!” while Esquire rejoiced “All hail the return of Party Beck”.
Colors was produced by Greg Kurstin and Beck, with the exception of “Wow” produced by Beck and Cole M.G.N., and “Fix Me” produced by Beck. The album was mixed by Serban Ghenea, except “Dreams” and “Up All Night,” which were mixed by Greg Kurstin and Beck.
Colors is also available for pre-order at Beck.com in a limited edition deluxe vinyl format featuring two 180g 45rpm red vinyl LPs in a special die-cut gatefold package, with a customizable colour transparency cover and 24-page booklet. Digitally, Colors can be pre-ordered through Apple Music, pre-saved via Spotify, and more. See below for the Colors tracklisting.
- Seventh Heaven
- I’m So Free
- Dear Life
- No Distraction
- Up All Night
- Square One
- Fix Me