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Listen to Beck's funky new single Dreams

Listen to Beck's funky new single Dreams


New music from the guy who beat Beyoncé

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Alert all of the cool dads in your immediate vicinity: Beck's back with his first piece of new music since picking up the hotly contested Grammy for Album of the Year back in February. Co-written by Miike Snow frontman Andrew Wyatt and pop superproducer Greg Kurstin, "Dreams" is the first single from his as-yet-unannounced followup to last year's Morning Phase. He teased the single's release last week via Twitter by unveiling its cover art with a playful GIF.

The song's a far cry from that album's soporific, dewy folk-rock: it's glossy pop-funk, built on sharp, gleaming Lenny Kravitz-lite riffs and a major pace change that refocuses its last two minutes. Strip the zany prankster energy out of 1999's Midnite Vultures and slap it in a holding tank for 15 years, and you're bound to end up with something like this. It's the sort of readily tuneful, widely appealing track that feels destined to sell stuff — and you can give it a listen above.