Who doesn't love a little reinvention? Fresh off of the heels of a big Grammy win, Beck has teased a new single from a forthcoming album, and it's as different as you could imagine. The perfect summer tune? We think yes.
Read on for this week's required listening.
“Dreams" by Beck ($1)
The first single from a forthcoming, as-yet untitled album, “Dreams” takes us far, far away from the quiet and dreamy Morning Phase, the 2014 album that won Beck the Album of the Year Grammy. “Dreams” is upbeat, dance-ready pop.
Beneath the Skin by Of Monsters and Men ($12)
Icelandic folk set Of Monsters and Men’s sophomore release, though perhaps not as powerful as the band’s chart-topping 2012 debut, is sprightly and promising.
Mercy by Active Child ($10)
The first full-length album in four years from electronic magic-maker Active Child delivers lush, pillowy synths and stunning falsetto vocals aplenty. An enveloping listen, no doubt.
Restless Ones by Heartless Bastards ($9)
Fronted by powerhouse vocalist Erika Wennerstrom, Hearless Bastards are a reliably electrifying 70s-era rock presence. “Restless Ones” is a bit more polished than their previous releases, but it’s as intoxicating as ever.
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