The rumor mill is churning away with who might drop an album in 2017, and one such rumor has just been seemingly confirmed: Beck. The long-awaited follow up to the GRAMMY winning artist's hit Morning Phase has been hinted at since 2015, and the release has chronically been moved forwards ever since. However, in a recent interview Beck finally hinted that the album would be coming "very soon."
Understanding that fans have been waiting a very long time to hear his new material, Beck explained in the interview that part of the reason behind the delay is how much touring he had to do for Morning Phase. In an odd twist, Beck claims that the album was inspired by The Strokes after he played with them in England in 2015. While both Beck and The Strokes have been considered some of the most influential artists of their time, it is definitely a unique turn of fate that they should serve to inspire each other in any way. Always known for being experimental, fans can rest assured that whatever strange direction Beck may take this time, he knows what he's doing.
Fans have already heard two tracks that will be included on the still untitled release, "Wow" and "Dreams" which has been tearing up alternative airwaves all autumn. When the album does finally debut, it will mark Beck's thirteenth studio release. He won three GRAMMY Awards for Morning Phase at the 2015 ceremony, in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical; Best Rock Album; and Album of the Year categories. Having been on the musical scene since the early 1990s, many fans were happy to see Beck finally take home the industry acclaim to go along with the cult success he has ridden for decades.