Beck has unveiled a brand new, stand-alone single called ‘I Won’t Be Long’.
The single, which you can stream in full above, follows another new Beck song, “Defriended”, which he unveiled last month. “I Won’t Be Long” will be released on July 8 as a 12″ single, with a 14-minute-long remix also set to be made available to fans.
Speaking exclusively to NME about his latest project, Beck said that although he’ll be releasing plenty of new material in the near future, he has no firm plans to make an album. “For 10 years I’ve been talking about putting out a series of 12-inch singles, one at a time. But I was holding them back ‘cos I wasn’t sure what I was doing with them. And I just wanted people to hear them.”
Later this week, Beck will be heading up a special Song Reader night at London’s Barbican on July 4, in which songs from last year’s sheet music-only album will be performed. The line-up for the night will include Beck himself alongside Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Beth Orton, Joan Wasser, Villagers frontman Conor J O’Brien, The Staves, Guillemots, Michael Kiwanuka, James Yorkston and The Pictish Trail will also perform.