After playing it melancholy on his 2002 album, Sea Change, Beck is going to kick out the jams on much of his eighth studio album — and he's getting some help from one of Detroit's finest.
White Stripes frontman Jack White has recorded a track with the chameleonic rocker.
The song is not yet complete and currently untitled, but Beck plans to finish it in time for the October release of the record.
In addition to finishing the Jack White track, Beck and producers the Dust Brothers will put some other final touches on the disc in the next few weeks, Beck's publicist said. Beck previously worked with the Brothers on his most popular album, 1996's Odelay, as well as on 1999's Midnite Vultures (see "Beck Reunites With The Dust Brothers For New Album").
One new track, "Guero," is a dancey, autobiographical account of growing up as the only white kid in an East Los Angeles neighborhood, Beck's publicist explained. The song features samples of street noises and people talking. Another cut, "Brazilica," features Brazilian guitar in the vein of "Tropicalia" from 1998's low-key disc Mutations.
Other songs include "E-Pro," "Scarecrow" and Chain Reaction."