Beck is well known for taking giant leaps with his music. His latest release, Sea Change, is no exception.
He’s taken an entirely different route than that of Midnite Vultures, leaving behind the 70s soul, funk and sloppy hip-hop for a decidedly more mellow sounding record.
Gone are the obscure samples, odd scratches and indecipherable sounds from some of his earlier releases.
They’ve been replaced by pedal steel guitars and lush string arrangements conducted by his father, David Campbell.
Another tangible change is in the style of his lyrics.
They actually have some depth, like those from one of the album’s stand-out tracks, “Lost Cause,” “There’s a place where you are going / You ain’t never been before / No one left to watch your back now / No one standing at your door / That’s what you thought love was for / Baby you’re lost, Baby you’re lost, Baby you’re a lost cause.”
Simply stated, while it may be quite a giant leap from the Beck we all know and love, it’s one that’s definitely worth making.
– Jeremy Smith