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Video: Beck Visits Colbert; Stream Song Reader Featuring Jack White, Jeff Tweedy and More

by Rob Slater on July 29, 2014

It is National Beck Week, apparently. After a jam session with Jack White in Providence and a headlining gig at the XPonential Festival in Camden, NJ, the singer/songwriter made waves on a number of fronts yesterday including visiting Stephen Colbert for a pair of performances including "Heart is a Drum" and "Heaven's Ladder" from his Song Reader album.

As you may recall, Beck's now-iconic Song Reader record has been reimagined through the eyes of the likes of Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, fun. and many more. You can stream the album now via Spotify.

Beck also sat down for an interview with the future host of Late Show. Colbert prodded about Beck's musical style, hilariously describing it as "neo-lo-fi-ray-funk" before the Morning Phase singer countered with "jungle-dub-cool-out-lounge-banjo." "There are a lot of hyphens," he said. The interview concluded with a warm embrace from both parties after Colbert asked Beck why the material on his latest album was so sad. It was touching. Watch the replay below.

"Heart is a Drum"

"Heaven's Ladder"


ALSO. Check out Beck's new video for "Heart is a Drum" from Morning Phase. You will find many different versions and eras of the singer including a glimpse of him as a young child (presumably played by his son) as well as "Loser"-era Beck and Grim Reaper Beck. Collect 'em all. Watch the video below.



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