Beck Announces New Album Hyperspace, Shares First Single "Saw Lightning"

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Beck Announces New Album <i>Hyperspace</i>, Shares First Single "Saw Lightning"

Beck has announced a brand new album out later this year titled Hyperspace. The announcement comes with a new single, “Saw Lightning,” a raucous, noisy track that features glitchy electronic percussion and Beck’s signature slide guitar. Beck wrote and produced the song with Pharrell Williams, who contributes drums, keyboards and backing vocals.

“Saw Lightning” arrives as the soundtrack to a new video spot for Beats by Dr. Dre’s Powerbeats Pro ad campaign. The commercial is directed by Grammy-winning filmmaker Hiro Murai, who is known for his work with Donald Glover on Atlanta and the iconic video for “This Is America.”

2019 has already been a busy year for Beck, who recently released a collaborative track with Cage the Elephant called “Night Running.” He also contributed the song “Super Cool,” also featuring Robyn and The Lonely Island, to the soundtrack for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. He even appeared on Music Inspired by the Film Roma with the song “Tarantula.”

No release date has been set for Hyperspace just yet, but it’s expected to arrive via Capitol Records sometime in the coming months. It will mark Beck’s 14th studio album, following up 2017’s Colors, which won Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 61st Grammy Awards.

Beck is going on tour with Cage the Elephant and Spoon this summer. Listen to “Saw Lightning,” watch a 2006 Beck performance from the Paste archives and check out his full list of tour dates below.

Beck Tour Dates with Cage the Elephant:

July
11 – Ridgefield, Wash. @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater *^
13 – George, Wash. @ The Gorge Amphitheatre *^
16 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheater *^
17 – Irvine, Calif. @ Five Point Amphitheater *^
19 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Park Theater *^
20 – Chula Vista, Calif. @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre *^
21 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion *^
23 – Denver, Colo. @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater *^
26 – Austin, Texas @ Austin 360 Amphitheater *+
27 – Dallas, Texas @ The Dos Equis Pavilion *+
28 – Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion *+
30 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre *+
31 – Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island *+

August
02 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center *+
03 – Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theater *+
04 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center *+
11 – Toronto, Ont. @ Budweiser Stage *&
12 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center *&
13 – Darien Center, N.Y. @ Darien Lake Amphitheater *&
15 – Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center *&
16 – Gilford, N.H. @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *&
17 – New York City, N.Y. @ Forest Hills Stadium *
20 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center *&
21 – Camden, N.J. @ BB&T Pavilion *&
22 – Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *&
24 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park *&
25 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion *&
27 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre *&
29 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *&
30 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre *&

(* – w/ Spoon)
(^ – w/ Starcrawler)
(+ – w/ Wild Belle)
(& – Sunflower Bean)

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