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Wow, Beck Has a New Hip-Hop Single Called ‘Wow’

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Will the old Morning Phase-era, melancholic Beck please stand up? Because if his new song “Wow” is any indication, there’s a fair chance we won’t be seeing our favorite wide-brim hat enthusiast being too folksy on his upcoming album, but rather embracing a funkier sound reminiscent of his late ‘90s discography. “Wow” his first single since last year’s “Dreams” is fun and upbeat, featuring peculiar lyrics such as “elephant in the room goes boom boom,” “standing on your lawn doing jiu-jitsu,” and “girl in a bikini with the Lamborghini shih tzu.” As for an upcoming album, in an interview with Zane Lowe earlier today Beck said that the album “exists,” although he wouldn’t confirm a specific date.

Listen to Beck’s New Single, ‘Wow’