For the last few years, it had felt like Beck has been teasing us with new music with the proviso that an actual album was on the way. There were his sheet music album, immersive 3D concerts, reimagining Bowie, a few stray singles, production work for Thurston Moore and Jamie Lidell, songs written specifically for soundtracks and contributing to a Philip Glass remix album but there hasn’t been a proper Beck album since 2008’s Modern Guilt.
Last month, Beck finally gave us news of a new album called Morning Phase out on Capitol Records on February 21st. And pleasing for fans of his 2002 breakup album, Sea Change, it has been described “as a companion piece of sorts” with many of the same musicians involved.
‘Blue Moon’ then, the first song from that record we’re hearing, is a melancholic acoustically-arranged song true to the mood of Sea Change with Beck pleading “don’t leave me on my own” and that he’s “tired of being alone.” This song is a comfort to feeling lonely as he does.
You can buy the song from iTunes and it’s on Spotify too.