Beck

Beck returns with a wacky new hip-hop track, 'Wow'

Beck returns with a wacky new hip-hop track, 'Wow'

Has sad, sensitive Beck left the building?

It was easy to wonder that last year when the singer put out “Dreams,” an up-tempo guitar-pop tune, only months after his lush bummer-folk record “Morning Phase” won a Grammy Award for album of the year. 

Now the shift appears definite with Thursday’s release of “Wow,” a wacky new rap track in which Beck rhymes “standing on your lawn doing jiu-jitsu” with “girl in a bikini with the Lamborghini shih tzu.”

Built around a clattering hip-hop beat...

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