Beck is back in acoustic mode. The ever-morphing musician has been doing solo acoustic shows lately, he covered Neil Young for an NFL ad, and his new single “Thinking About You” — alas, not a Frank Ocean cover — taps into that morose ballad zone that made Sea Change so compelling and won Morning Phase a Grammy. Last night he brought the new song to Jimmy Kimmel Live! flanked by Blake Mills and Pino Palladino. It’s kind of wild to have people who’ve been involved in Perfume Genius and D’Angelo and Fiona Apple albums onstage with Beck while he completely avoids the funkier, more experimental sides of his sound, but this sure sounded nice. Watch below.
Terrace Martin – “Snooze” (SZA Cover)
Last month, producer Terrace Martin put out a new album as Dinner Party, his collaboration with Robert Glasper and Kamasi Washington. Martin’s most recent solo album was 2021’s DRONES, and today he’s announcing a new full-length, Fine Tune, which is scheduled to be released next month. Its lead single is an instrumental interpretation of SZA’s […]
Squid – “The Blades”
Next month, UK outfit Squid are releasing a new album, O Monolith, the follow-up to their 2021 debut Bright Green Field. They announced it back in February with “Swing (In A Dream),” and in April they circled back with “Undergrowth.” Today, Squid are sharing “The Blades,” which is accompanied by a video by director Kasper […]
Allegra Krieger – “Nothing In This World Ever Stays Still”
The New York City-based singer/songwriter Allegra Krieger has announced a new album, I Keep My Feet On The Fragile Plane, her follow-up to last year’s Precious Thing and her first for Double Double Whammy. She once again produced it with Luke Temple and today she’s sharing its lead single, the slippery and shifting “Nothing In […]