Image for Beck Releases New Song ‘Defriended’, Unveils Plans For Two New Albums

Beck Releases New Song ‘Defriended’, Unveils Plans For Two New Albums

Written by Sarah Bella on June 5, 2013

Beck is most definitely back – not only is the singer-songwriter reportedly about to drop 2 brand-new albums, one an acoustic stand-alone work and the second a recorded follow-up to 2008’s Modern Guilt, plus he’s just had a new song, Defriended, find its way onto the Internet.

Defriended turned up online a few days ago, so the multi-instrumentalist released an official version of the dreamy, big beat, electronic number, which indicates good things to come. A source told Rolling Stone that the track won’t appear either of the 2 new albums, both of which will be released independently after Beck’s split from Universal Music.

The previously-announced acoustic album is being described as “a small-bore, self-contained work along the lines of 1994’s One Foot in the Grave“. Fans can expect a single to be released ahead of both albums, which we should see by spring.

Beck has a whole string of tour dates coming up in ye olde northern hemisphere, including acoustic shows with Wilco and Bob Dylan and the first-ever live performance of his sheet-music release Song Reader but the news of new albums plant the 42-year-old firmly on our list of contenders for the next Australian summer festival season.

Listen: Beck – Defriended

Join Music Feeds on Facebook

monitoring_string = "5ddc797c5ea15f4a20f5b456893873a5"