As if to show that he hasn’t simply been biding his sweet time with Song Reader projects since 2008’s Modern Guilt, Beck has just released a new stand-alone single titled, “Defriended,” an electronic ballad that accompanies the announcement of two—two, hear it? Two—upcoming albums.
Along with an acoustic album that’s already in production, the enigmatic singer will reportedly release a follow-up album to Modern Guilt shortly thereafter, though the track won’t appear on either album.
“Defriended” is a bundle of booming energy pattered up in syncopated percussion, warbled vocals and synthy blips, and according to Rolling Stone, fans can expect another standalone single sometime before Beck delivers the two LPs. Listen to the track below: