Beck Explains 'Morning Phase" and Its Jack White Contributions

Beck Explains 'Morning Phase' and Its Jack White Contributions
After recently detailing a severe spine injury, Beck has now given up some details on his upcoming Morning Phase, with news that it will include more collaborations with Jack White.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, Beck explained that some material on the LP dates back to a recording session in Nashville in 2005, but the team-up with White was captured at in 2011. While a 7-inch included "I Just Started Hating Some People Today" and "Blue Randy" from those sessions, additional White-assisted tracks on Morning Phase will include "Walking Light," "Blackbird Chain" and "Country Down."

As for the style of the record, the genre-jumping songsmith noted that "the songs are coming out of a California tradition. I'm hearing the Byrds, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Gram Parsons, Neil Young — the bigger idea of what that sound is to me."

Though Beck's LP will be his first proper outing since 2008's Modern Guilt, Modern Phase is apparently not the only album set to be released in 2014, as he revealed two more records are in the works.

"It's still in flux," he said of one record. "I'm thinking about the live show, a certain energy. That's a whole other kind of writing — and difficult to do. You're writing for a studio environment that is the antithesis of where the song is going to live."

There's also a chance that yet another LP that had been recorded back in 2009 will make its way to listeners too. The album had initially been shelved, with its "Gimme" and "I Won't Be Long" later being issued on 12-inch singles. Beck noted that the untitled LP was similar to his classic 1996 LP Odelay.

As previously reported, Morning Phase is expected to arrive this February via Capitol.