Another day, another festival lineup announcement. This time around it’s Boston Calling featuring St. Vincent, Ben Harper and Gerard Way.
It was probably a surprise to everyone when Beck’s “Morning Phase” earned a GRAMMY nomination for Album of the Year. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check it out.
This year’s Album of the Year nominees include Beck Morning Phase, Beyoncé Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran X, Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour and Pharrell Williams GIRL.
In the spirit of staying positive, below are ten examples of artistic risks that did pay off.
Taking a page from the video for the track, which features Kristen Stewart, Brie Larsen and Anne Hathaway and was directed by Ms. Lewis herself, she brought a long a few female dancers wearing tracksuits and mustaches.
It’s been six years since Jenny Lewis released a proper solo album. While the record isn’t set to drop until July 29, thanks to NPR, you can listen to it a whole week early.
Day 3 was all about rule breaking for Arcade Fire and Beck, while Lana Del Rey took it as an opportunity to debut her new single.
“It’s about ad executives in the ’60s? They’re going to make a show about that? Really? Um, I don’t think so,” he remembers saying. “Yeah, just like the best show ever made!”
Of the new album, Beck says “I think at one point we realized there was nothing faster than 60 BPM.”
Beck delivers a torpid and melancholy cover of the John Lennon classic.