Beck - Sound And Vision

There is so much going on here, I can hardly wrap my head around the whole thing. Beck and 160+ musicians have recorded a new, multi-instrument, yodel-filled version of David Bowie’s “Sound And Vision.” The cover has moments of awesomeness and “wow” but also feels like a scene in that episode of 30 Rock when Tracy Jordan decides that to make the most perfect song, you have to combine all the most popular genres of music. Messy. But what is most confounding about this — aside from Beck’s sequined blazer — is why this exists at all. This wasn’t a thing that Beck just wanted to do. He was enlisted by Ford as sort of a spokesperson for the revamped version of their Lincoln MKZ. The whole point of it is that Lincoln is innovating a classic and so is Beck with this fully immersive video experience that you will eventually be able to watch through different lenses and at different angles on their website. Watch the video below and help me figure out if this is all an elaborate plot to get Lincolns to be more than just the car associated with cab services.

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Comments (13)
  1. Beck: So I get to arrange some insane version of a Bowie song with a giant-ass orchestra? And I get paid HOW much? But I have to sell my soul to…Lincoln? Really, Lincoln? Damn, decisions, decisions.

    Nah, but really, this is cool. Definitely ” feels” like a commercial, though, dunno how I like that (the way it’s filmed and all).

  2. That was pretty damn annoying

  3. Soy un Ganador, I’m winner Baby…

  4. Shill much?

  5. There was cool stuff going on but I didn’t really feel anything, kind of like an OK Go music video.

    Then it turned into Arcade Fire’s “Ready to Start” at 6:40 for some reason.

  6. I think I just had a seizure. A really fun seizure.

  7. Seems silly to complain about the commercial aspect of this when the result in so mind-bogglingly stupendous. Love how audacious and bonkers it is.

  8. so Beck needed all those other instruments to try and distract how much better Bowie sings this song?

    just kidding, its a fun video, looks great and im glad its a thing that exists.

  9. This is how I’d imagine they’ll celebrate when the Scientology UFO picks them up.

  10. I feel awful but I kind of didn’t like it! I say this as a giant fan of both Beck and the song Sound and Vision.

  11. Clearly, a ton of effort went into this and resulted in (what I believe to be) a really creative rendition. I am not going to shit on it because it is sponsored by a car company.

  12. wow this is sooooo overdone! where’s the guy playing the kitchen sink in the corner? take a great song & throw up in rainbows & unicorns!

  13. I may be a 67 year old person, but I truly loved the music, and was amazed how it was all put together. Good job

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