Beck’s promises “I Won’t Be Long” on his spacey, melodic new single, released today. The track, which has a funky, electronic break down, follows “Defriended," which Beck released in early June.
“Long” focuses more on atmospherics and feel rather than lyrical depth. Most of the lyrics are “I won’t be long,” repeated over and over, and then “Oh so silently we go,” over a steady drum beat and a fuzzy guitar.
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Though more approachable and inviting than “Defriended"( i.e.: it doesn't sound like it was recorded underwater), “Long” definitely sounds like it could have been recorded in the same session as both share an affinity for electronics. Similarly to "Defriended," “I Won’t Be Long” is also a stand-alone single that won’t be on an album, but is available as a limited edition 12” vinyl that also features a 14:49 extended mix.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t a new album coming from Beck, who last released a full album in 2008 with “Modern Guilt.” As we previously reported, Beck is working on two acoustic albums, the first of which will be out this fall.