Beck will release a new record, Morning Phase, in February of next year. The record marks the singer’s first for Capitol Records and is said to be a “companion piece of sorts” to Beck’s excellent 2002 record, Sea Change. Made with the same band featured on that record—Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Jason Falkner—Morning Phase reportedly attempts to recapture the harmonies and emotions from Sea Change, while sunning up the joint with some additional optimism.
News of the record comes after a busy year for Beck. Last December, he released Song Reader, a sheet music compilation of 20 new tracks. He’s also spent part of 2013 recreating David Bowie’s “Sound + Vision” with a 160-piece orchestra and touring a couple of train stations with Doug Aitken’s Station To Station series of shows.