While prolific songwriter Beck has been busying himself with other projects, like music for the PlayStation videogame Sound Shapes and the Song Reader sheet music album, the Los Angeles-based artist has finally confirmed that he'll return to the standard studio album format with a new release.
In a recent interview with Australia's Triple J, Beck revealed that he's slowly been working on a new album for the last four years.
"Hopefully I get these gentlemen together to do some more shows and new music," he said. "I started a record, largely recorded in 2008, so I'm trying to carve out some time from all the production work I'm doing to finish those songs before they become records from a lost era. It's going on a half decade at this point."
As for how the new material will be released when it does finally appear, Beck promised it would be "pretty much standard format."
Beck's last proper studio album was 2008's excellent Modern Guilt.